So I finally got around to writing this post. A weekend of doing nothing and having nothing plan kinda lets you do that. I have to say that I had so much fun while in Grand Forks last month. I got to spend a girl’s night with my friends and then a great few days with my family. Everyone should have a mini vacation… it’s good for your soul. I did a lot of relaxing and spent a lot of time with the family. Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Paradiso, Happy Harry’s (liquor store) were all on the list of places I went. My next visit is end of July and I am looking forward to it. I’m hoping to do a little more, but this time… the free edition. I’m only going to allow myself to spend so much money on dining out and treat myself to a pedicure and manicure… maybe even a cut and color. I want to pamper myself! Another girl’s weekend, perhaps?
We got in to Grand Forks around dinner time. After checking in to the hotel and dropping off the luggage, we headed out for dinner at Paradiso. Afterward we headed to Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop for liquor to take back to the room and watch a hockey game. The next day I dropped the girls off at the airport and headed to my cousin’s work to pick up the house key. After that I went to pick up lunch and then came back home (home = their place). I spent the afternoon relaxing as I had the house to myself until 3pm when the eldest little cousin came home from school. It was the last day of school for them so he was dismissed early. We sat and watched TV until his mom came home, followed by his dad.
Friday morning I spent with the eldest little cousin. We went out shopping and then for lunch at McDonald’s. We also were out in the middle of a monsoon. It poured and poured real bad. That evening we spend relaxing at home. Saturday was a fun day – my cousin had booked us a pedicure that I didn’t even know about that she treated me too. First we all headed over to Sam’s Club for some grocery shopping, after that it was girls time. The pedicure was AMAZING. I’m going back for another next month. Yeah, it’s that awesome. After the pedicure we headed to Cold Stone for ice cream… gotta love coupons!
Sunday was a sad day. It was the day we left for back home. I picked the girls up from the airport around 1 and then we headed back home. I seriously had so much fun that I wanted to turn around and go back… I didn’t want to leave. Now I’m looking forward to the end of July when a cousin will be coming down with me and then the three of us can have a girls day at the nail salon. Seriously looking forward to it. Maybe we can even spend that night going out for dinner and drinks. LOVE IT!
Part of my shopping haul at Tarjay… All the kinds of Chex available (Canada JUST got Chex and we only have Rice and Honey & Oat), Yoplait and Chobani (not pictured). I think I had beans in the cart too.
Picking up L.L. & Rachel from the world’s smallest airport. Seriously. You walk in and check-in, security/departures & arrivals are all in the same spot. It’s also amusing to watch people take their shoes off and then put them on again. Stupid shoe bomber.
Not pictured was a visit from my cousin’s brother. He’s a pilot and was able to snag a flight from Chicago to Fargo and drove up to Grand Forks on that Saturday. He spent the afternoon with us and we had a nice barbecue steak dinner followed by fruit and angel food cake for dessert. I haven’t seen him in a few years so it was nice to spend some time chatting with him.