Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Minnesota trip Monday

Monday was our flight back day, but our flights were all fairly late in the day, and we couldn't just hang at the hotel.

While I was waiting for my Mom & sis to get ready to go, I stepped out of the hotel, and walked three doors down. There was an Italian deli/restaurant there. See, some years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting an Italian hard candy as a postprandial item from an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. It was called Sperlari Anise; it had an anise taste, which is vaguely like licorice. I really liked it, and I used to buy it in bulk from the restaurant. Well, I can't find it locally anymore, so I thought I'd just take a moment and see if they carried it. They did, and I bought out two-thirds of their stock, and ran it upstairs to ferret away in our luggage.

When the group was ready, we checked out, and loaded up the vehicle. forestcats and I decided to take Mom over to the mansions that we'd seen the previous day, just to see how she'd like it. She loved it, and had a good time looking things over.

For lunch, we'd found an Afghan restaurant that advertised vegetarian dishes; this for my sis, who is a pesca-ova-lactoherbivore. We thought the food was pretty good, but it was a bit too spicy for Mom's taste.

A little more wandering around a boutique shopping district, and then we dropped off Mom and sis at the airport; we made one more trip to Uncle Hugo's and then back to the airport for our own flight.

I liked it.
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