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August 3rd, 2009
02:06 pm


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How I Spent My Summer Vacation
I just got back from vacation last night. I'm way behind on f-list but will try to catch up. Here's what I've been doing:

- Getting together with my sibs and their families at the Mall of America, including lunch at Rainforest Cafe and rides at what used to be Camp Snoopy

- Driving from St. Paul to Winnipeg Beach with Zara, my sister, my SIL, and my totally adorable four-year-old nephew

- Staying in Pleasant View, our family's cottage at Winnipeg Beach, relaxing and enjoying the lakeness of it all

- Swimming in Lake Winnipeg (the only one of the adults to do so - it wasn't such beach-y weather)

- Walking around in Winnipeg Beach (tiny town) and Gimli (slightly larger town and the municipality with the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland)

- Reading (3 books ranging from wonderful to okay)

- Berry picking (and associated berry eating)

- Brunch at Nathan Detroit's, my aunt's and cousins' deli

- Seeing the new Star Trek movie in IMAX

- Shopping

- Go karting

- Driving from Winnipeg to St. Paul

- Canoeing on the St. Croix River

- Swimming in the St. Croix River, including swimming from Minnesota to Wisconsin and back

- Going on a scenic train ride in Wisconsin

- Spending lots of fun, relaxing time with Zara and with extended family.

All in all it was a great trip and Zara got to add two states to her States I Have Visited list.

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Date:August 3rd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
The house is very quiet and empty. We miss you.
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Date:August 3rd, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
The house is very quiet and empty.

We are noisy and expansive :-).

I miss you, too.
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Date:August 3rd, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I think you needed that! A break from viruses!
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Date:August 3rd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
It was a remarkably virus-free vacation.

I've still got hundreds of unread email messages. If I can't find the chapter to be beta'ed, I may have to ask you to resend (if you still need a beta).
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Date:August 4th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Let me know. Beta would be greatly appreciated. Lux's computer is temporarily dead.
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Date:August 3rd, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Wow!! You sure know how to vacation right- all of that sounds amazing, especially stuck in this NYC heat as I've been, haha. Welcome back!!
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Date:August 4th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Was it hot here? I could have used some of that when I was at the beach. Still I have to say I just love being there, regardless of weather.
Date:August 4th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Glad to have you all back. I love the fact that you reconnected with Winnepeg relatives and Pleasant View. I can't wait to hear nephew stories.
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Date:August 4th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was just thinking about you. I'd love to see you and swap summer stories (need to hear more about the persistently friendly innkeepers, for one thing). What does the rest of your summer look like? Or how about a fall get together?
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