After breakfast Monday morning, Mark and I headed back to the Cities by way of Buffalo so we could visit with Mary (@maryonlakepulaski). Amanda Jean (@crazymomquilts) was also there.
On Monday night we had dinner with Jordan, someone Mark has known for years. So here's the deal. We usually watch the 10 o'clock news here. Our favorite anchor, Gia Vang, left a few months ago for a larger market--Minneapolis. And guess who her boyfriend is--Jordan. Of course, we had never met Gia in person while she was here in Fresno, but we watched her every night. So when Mark made arrangements to have dinner with Jordan, I was hoping that he would also bring Gia. And he did. Yay!
There are many pieces of art in the sculpture garden, including this giant blue rooster.
In the evening, we had a little family gathering at the home of our niece, Jessica, and her husband, Dan, along with our sister-in-law, LouAnn.
It was a fun evening. Again we had lovely weather.
Wednesday morning, we had hours to fill as our plane didn't leave until 4:50 (or so we thought).
We met Christina for breakfast at one of her favorite spots, the Hen House.
The tile in the bathroom entrances is quite spectacular. I took photos of some I hadn't noticed before.
What we didn't think about was our luggage. Obviously we knew it would not make it to Fresno, but we figured it would come in on another flight the next day. We went to the airport the next morning, went to the Alaska counter, only to be told that our luggage was not in the system because we had flown American. We went to the American counter, to be told that our luggage was not in the system and where were our luggage tags?? We told them we had not been issued new luggage tags. After a tense couple of days, and thinking that our luggage was gone forever , we got a call Friday morning, from United Airlines (!) saying our luggage was at the airport. So...it had been scheduled on Alaska through Seattle, we flew American through Phoenix, and our luggage arrived on United through Denver!! But at least it arrived!
And our week in Minnesota was wonderful.