Last Tuesday, hours after the closing of the house, Chuck and I boarded the train. We went to Minnesota to get Petra and Paige, our granddaughters. They are spending the next couple of weeks at "Camp Mimi and Poppi."
We spent half day with all 10 of our grandchildren before leaving for Minneapolis with the girls. During the visit we celebrated two birthdays, hugged all the kids and held the new grand baby, played with the Wii, caught up on everyone's news and had lunch.
We had a couple of hours to kill before the train arrived so we took the girls to Mall of America. We had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. What do you know, Paige got to celebrate her birthday twice.
After dinner we had time to go to the American Girl store. This was a big hit with the girls.
Chuck and the girls waiting for the train to arrive.
Next morning, breakfast in the dining car.
Chuck and Paige entertaining themselves in the lounge car.
Petra and North Dakota (outside the window)!
We had a chance to stretch our legs on our stop in Minot, North Dakota.
We drove to Seattle yesterday. Today we celebrate Chuck's dad's 98th birthday. Tomorrow we leave for Ecuador.
Nancy (and Chuck)