We’re spending this week in the midwest, visiting Kris’ family and some of our good friends from California.
We spent the first two days in the Twin Cities, visiting with our friends Lisa and Mike (and kids!) near Saint Paul. They moved to Minnesota from the Bay Area last summer, to be close to her family and their cabin. Also to get out of the rat race. One year later they report that they’re sleeping more soundly than ever, and loving their new surroundings. He works remotely for Yahoo, and she homeschools their two kids. Apparently no one ever actually has to leave the house :). It’s a big house too – about twice the size of ours, and it’s on a nice big pond. Thursday while we were visiting, I enjoyed watching the birds splash around in the monsoon-like weather outside.
We had a great visit with them … the kids got along famously, and we got some nice visiting time in too. It’s always a treat visiting with Lisa and Mike.