Judi flew in Friday night and I picked her up. We had dinner at Panera on the way to the cottage and it wasn't long after we arrived that we crashed. Saturday morning, we had bagels with a smear (which we bought from Panera the night before) for breakfast. Then for lunch, we went to New Bremen for Italian food at La Piazza. For me to learn YET AGAIN that La Piazza is NOT open for lunch on Saturdays. (I'm pretty sure I've taken her there for lunch before, but she's still never eaten there...) So we went to the coffee shop down the street and had a nice lunch there.
Elsa arrived in the afternoon and I later grilled a burger (for Elsa) and hot dogs (for Judi & me). Elsa had brought along some German potato salad she'd made, plus we had store bought slaw and baked beans. We had a nice evening catching up and chatting about this, that, and the other.
Sunday was Movie Day. We went to Bob Evans for breakfast, then to the 11am showing of Brave (so only $4.75 for the tickets - 2D). We all enjoyed the movie. It's a great mother/daughter movie, but it's more than just that. We had Coldstone Creamery ice cream for lunch, then checked on the kitties (and I showed off my new ceiling monsters to the girls). The cats were sort of kind of getting used to the fans. (Indeed, they're now OK with the fans in the Off state.)
Our return to the Lake saw us having much relaxation time. Elsa did a butterfly cut on a whole chicken and I marinaded it for a couple of hours. Then we grilled it and had it, fresh grilled corn on the cob, and grilled asparagus & onions. All very tasty. We spent the evening by the fire then followed up with a double bill of Puss in Boots and Beauty and the Beast. Animated films for the win!
Elsa made pancakes & sausage for us for breakfast on Monday. Then we relaxed, did a little bit of cleaning (I returned later to vacuum), and, sadly, headed out. I got Judi to the airport on time (with a McDonald's lunch in the car) and we all arrived safely in our homes.
I'm glad the girls were able to come down for a visit at the Lake, even if it was shorter than any of us wanted. And best of all, I'll be seeing them again this weekend, but in Chicago this time. Woo!