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Biking to Sea Salt
Yesterday was the nicest weather day of my trip. We started the morning with a quick drive to pick up donuts from A Baker's Wife and then had breakfast on the girls' back porch (Amy also made scrambled eggs).

Our main goal for the day was to ride bikes to Sea Salt, a restaurant near Minnehaha Falls. My butt was still sore from yesterday, but I took Advil an hour or so before we departed and I think that it helped.

The girls had contacted another friend of theirs to see if she'd meet us at Sea Salt and she was game. So when Rachel had returned from checking in on Winter (the needy kitty), we biked on towards the restaurant. Their friend was saving us a place in the LONG line and we joined her.

I bought a Crispin's hard cider (with maple syrup flavoring too) which turned out to be a huge bottle (so I shared some of it). I ordered fried calamari as an appetizer and a crab cake sandwich for lunch. Then Rachel got me a salted cashew ice cream (recommended by their friend) to eat while we waited for the food. Everything that I had there was excellent - probably the best calamari I'd ever had.

We wandered a little bit around the falls whereupon my sister bumped into the fellow she just hired (and his family) - fun coincidence. We had decided to ride over to the Riverview theater to see Snow White and the Huntsman and their friend joined us.

Although I wouldn't say it was the best movie ever, I enjoyed seeing Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, and Toby Jones playing dwarves. And for $2, I felt I had gotten my money's worth.

We parted company with their friend and then headed home on the bikes. And since we'd been too full to partake of Riverview's real buttered popcorn, the girls decided to pop & butter some at home. So we sat on the porch eating popcorn and peanuts in the shell. I had a cider. Then for the second round, we had sesame sticks (which Amy bought specifically for my visit) and chocolate chips (and I had a second cider).

We finished the evening watching Olympics in their basement (after Amy showed me a short film she had worked on and is going to put online soon). Another fun day with the girls!

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: August 7th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I've had that happen so many times--a bad film enlivened by a game of "Spot-the-Brit-Actor," though it's less fun when it's an American project and the Accent Police have demanded that they use a US accent. I've just found out that in his new gig in The Walking Dead, David Morrissey is using a Southern accent and URGH. Just...no. D=
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 9th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is much speculation among the Richard Armitage fans that his next flick (after the Hobbit) he'll have to do an American accent (some tornado flick filmed in Detroit).

But yeah, I love playing "Spot the Brit Actor." :-)
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: August 9th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your icon made me jump a bit because I had a dream last night in which DT was a small animal vet. Evidently my subconscious trying to overdose on kawaii.

There also was--most unusually--a naughty minor interlude. This is what happens when I post a Ten macro right before bed.

*resolves to post a Ten macro every night before bed from now on*
perfectchichi From: perfectchichi Date: August 7th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you had a great time.I don't ride bikes because of my lousy balance but there are a lot of bikers where I live.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 9th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shame that you can't ride bikes. They can be fun (when your butt isn't on fire!)

I just took mine in for her "tightening" and hopefully will have it back tomorrow. They're also putting a phone mount & review mirror on it. Woo! :-)
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