In August 2006,
we went out to Minnesota to visit with Robert's mother's family. We carefully
timed our visit to be on the opening weekend of the Minnesota State Fair--and,
as it turned out, on cousin Jerry's 26th birthday (on August 26th--his so-called
golden birthday) and Robert's mother's cousins the Blewetts' 50th wedding anniversary
on August 25th.
We stayed with
cousins Mark and Vanessa, and Robert's mother Judy flew out from Colorado and
stayed with her brother, our Uncle Frank, and Aunt Martha (and Jerry, and Brian).
Eating leftover crab legs
for breakfast on Sunday morning
Stuffing ourselves on
the Blewetts' anniversary brunch, complete with Aunt Mugsie's pizelle cookies
and delicious strawberries and zucchini bread
Indulging in grilled sausages
and more corn for a farewell supper
As always, everyone
in Minnesota was so warm and welcoming that we can't wait to come back--I promised
we'd talk my parents into coming out another time, perhaps even next summer.
Next year in Minnesota! (Isn't that how the saying goes?)