I was reading my last post and must correct the hours: it's actually more like 62 hours roundtrip, but at least there were plenty of stops on both ends of it so it really wasn't so bad. We headed out on 7-22 and made it to Cave City, Kentucky before stopping for the night. Just a cute little tourist town with lots of cave outings and little shops. The second day, we made it to Brian's family in Chicago and spent the night there before heading up the the Twin Cities for my cousin's wedding. The wedding was very nice and the reception was at an Irish pub in St. Paul where I had many Michelob Golden Lights. We celebrated until they kicked us out of the bar-it's always fun to see my dad dancing to Eminem.
Saturday was a little family reunion brunch and then we headed to my sister's place for a few days. I got to see my beautiful niece, Morgan, for the first time and had lots of good Auntie time. I would have packed her away and brought her back here but I don't think breast milk ships too well. While there, Morgan was baptised and we had a little party for her. Brian and I visited some friends and then we headed up to my parents' place near Mahnomen, MN. The house and farm have definitely had some changes done since the last time I was home. I got some good family time with my parents, sister, niece and the grandparents before we headed back to Chicago.
We spent the last 5 days of our visit with Brian's family. We went to the WhiteSox game, saw some friends and went to his family's summer place to chill for the weekend where they had a big polish dinner with all the fixins and we played lots of card games and hung out with his family and friends. As with most vacations, there was a lot of food, alcohol and laughs. It was a great time and, as usual, went way too fast. The weather was beautiful-it's so nice not to sweat when you walk outside! So, overall the trip was a big success and Wilson was a perfect little passenger the whole way there and back. I think he was just as tired as we were when we returned from all the extra attention lavished on him.
Now, it's back to the grind. Work hasn't been too bad this week, although only having three days helps. I have some household chores to do and I want to get a run in so I'm off. Happy Thursday!