Tidbits from the road

Well, we made it to Minnesota safe and sound. And it seems like we’ve been stuffing our faces ever since we got here. Ham, potato salad, unbelievably awesome coconut cake, baked French toast, hamburgers on the grill, Chinese from Leeann Chin, and awesome toasted macaroni and cheese from this place:

Lunch courtesy of Suzie

After we returned from Florida last month, a gift card for Lettuce Entertain You restaurants arrived in our mailbox. It was a gift from Suzie and the Hubs, and we were quite surprised and very excited—she had emailed my sister to find out what Twin Cities restaurants we like. One of our favorites is Big Bowl. Both Big Bowl and Twin City Grill are owned by this company, so we used some of the gift today and we’ll hit Big Bowl before we leave town. Thanks, Suzie and Hubs!

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Character Builder‘s youngest, Lauren, is quite a pistol. Somehow we got on the subject of where we live.

Sharkey: I live in Pennsylvania. Where do you live?
Lauren: Falicornia.

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Alex is growing like a weed. I was playing around with off-camera flash in my parents’ backyard yesterday and managed to get a decent shot of him.

Alex - Flash in the grass

I should’ve asked him to put down the stick and get rid of the Tomagotchi (sp?) around his neck, but oh well . . . he’s a 10 year-old kid. And I guess that’s why God invented Photoshop.

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Finally, this is what greeted us in the guest room at Character Builder’s today:

In our room at Character Builder's

I think it’s Catherine’s handiwork. I’m not sure what P.H.T.F.P. stands for (any guesses?). I was impressed that she could spell Presbyterian, and that she got the accent (what’s that thing really called?) right over the e in Pokemon. Not bad for a seven year-old, huh?


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