November 22nd, 2006


Sister Visit

Here we are at my sister's apartment. Mom, dad, and I got up at 0'dark-thirty this morning to head for the airport. We had a 7am flight to Minneapolis/St. Paul. We arrived nearly 2 hours ahead of time and had no issues with security (though dad and I somehow managed to get in the express line while mom took the long way though - still, it gave me time to have breakfast - a Cinnabon Pecanbon). Though we had to wait for the plane to be de-iced, we arrived in MSP on time. We were at the far end of the airport, so it took us awhile to reach baggage claim. And lovely Rachel was there waiting. Yay Rachel!

Dad and I waited for the bags while Rachel walked mom down to Starbucks. And our bags arrived very quickly. Once we were all together again, Rachel drove us to Amy's workplace and we enjoyed some coffee & cookies (turkey-shaped gingerbread) in honor of the upcoming holiday. The office space is very nice. As were the cookies, come to that. :-)

As Rachel hadn't had breakfast yet, we stopped at Bruegger's Bagels for some bagels. I had rosemary & olive oil with cream cheese - very yummy! Rachel then took us to their apartment (home for now) and we greeted Früvous, who growled & swiped in response. (He's such a cute, grumpy cat.) We vegged in the apartment some, then mom made the crusts for her pumpkin pies, then we vegged some more.

Around lunchtime, we headed back to Amy's work and got to see her cubicle. Cute cubicle! And with the new park across the street, she even has a nice view. We walked a couple of blocks to a coffee shop in the Open Book complex. I had grilled panini (sour dough) with cheddar and their autumn minestrone soup. Very tasty! We were all happy to let dad foot the bill. :-)

On our way back home, we stopped at their Co-op to pick up the turkey. It's a 16lb free range turkey (though why Rachel had to pay for it if it was free, I'll never know... ;-) Amy's gonna be the Master Chef for tomorrow's meal, so most of us will get to relax (and watch the parade, ha ha!)

We're back in a vegetative state while we await Amy's return from work. I decided to read my flist & update my journal in this time. The girls are reading and I believe dad is napping. Yup, this family knows how to par-tay! ;-)