It seems I’m behind on everything these days.
Lisa parents were up this past weekend. It was good to see them, show them the condo and take them around the neighborhood. To some extent the weekend turned into an unintentional restaurant tour, with the four of us hitting Ike’s, JP American Bistro and Figlio’s, with Lisa and her folks also managing to squeeze in Cafe Latte Saturday afternoon. Needless to say, everyone was pretty full by the time the weekend was over, and in retrospect Easter Bruch at Figlio’s was probably unnecessary. The food was good, though, and Don and Ann seemed to like everything, especially JP.
On Saturday Lisa’s dad and I visited the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park while Lisa took her mom shopping in Edina. I had a bad feeling about the Pavek Museum as soon as I saw it–it’s housed in an utterly nondescript building in the middle of a small industrial park–but we got there just in time for a guided tour, and it actually turned out to be pretty interesting. If you’re a broadcast nerd, I’d recommend paying it a visit. (If you’re not, maybe wait until you can visit with someone who is.) Beyond that, Lisa gave the requisite work tour on Saturday, and the four of us toured the Minneapolis park system on Sunday. In all, a good weekend.
I hope my parents will be able to travel up to see the house sometime, but due to my dad’s health, and his associated troubles traveling, that may not happen in the near future, if it happens at all. I’m not mad about that or anything, of course–his health is obviously much more important, and I’d never want him to do anything to jeopardize that–but I am kind of saddened that he may never see our first place.