Hi Everybody, Pretty quiet in bloggerville this past week-end eh? In lieu of Musical Monday, I'm changing this weeks post to Mandy Monday. For those that don't know, My daughter Amanda has been in Prague Czech Republic, for the past year studying in a foreign studies program through the University of Michigan. For the last 2 weeks my wife and a mutual friend, were also in Prague visiting my daughter. They traveled to a few places, but for the most part it was just to help her get ready to come home. It was cheaper to book a flight out of Amsterdam, so my wife, her friend, Mandy, and her Prague roommate, spent last Tuesday and Wednesday partying in Amsterdam......Amsterdam! The one place a fellow like me should be! What a shame it was to waste it on a bunch of strait people.....Anyway, everyones flight left for home on Wednesday, except Mandy's, hers was not scheduled to leave until Thursday evening!
So I had to travel the 1 1/2 hr drive on Wednesday to pick my wife up, and make the same trip to Detroit Metro on Friday to pick up my daughter.
On Friday, my wife and son picked me up at work, and we all went to Metro to pick her up at Noon. Boy was I glad to see my baby! (Although she had her 21st last month and I missed it)
When we picked her up she was starving, and she just had to go to Detroits Greektown, which is another 20 miles in the heart of Detroit. But since it's been a year.....You guessed it, we went!!
We did have a real good time, and we came home to many stories of her great adventure...
One of her stories was, that to save money that last night on her own, she booked a room at a hostel for 16 Euro's. The only problem was, that it was in the 'Red Light' district and Street Hawkers trying to solicit tourists for their 'club', kept her up all night with their incessant sales pitch... So she only got about 3 hours sleep her last night!
But Friday when she got home, she had her friend Katie come over, and they went to a concert!!
Nothings Changed A Bit!!!
My wifes brother Joe, is a retired carpenter and he and his wife live right next door to me.
He has been in Arizona all winter, and only just got back this week himself. My wife was thoughtful enough to invite them all over for a BBQ today. So I had a houseful of people all day long. I made Home-Made Yukon Gold Potato Salad, a Spring Mix and artichoke heart green salad, and I slow roasted on the Weber, a huge beef brisket AND a pork butt!..I roared them for 8 1/2 hrs, lemme tell ya....... they were tender!!
So since Mandy is a vegeterian, of course I had to grill her some terriake tofu...
That was my week-end, I'm very tired, so long for now, and I shall return tomorrow with a vengence...Hahahaha.....Peace ....Galen