I know we have been home five days, but honestly we needed time to relax from the 1760 miles we drove in six days. Whirlwind does not even begin to describe the trip. It was wonderful, and it was a nice time with family. My niece is now a Bat Mitzvah, and we could not be more proud.
We arrived on Friday, and we got together at my sister’s for deep dish Chicago pizza.She had about twenty people. The Bat Mitzvah was the next morning. After the ceremony there was a party. It was set up so that the kids and DJ were in on end, separated by glass doors. The adults were on the other side. The kids had a burger bar, and the adults had a nice meal. A good time was had by all.
Then my sister had about twenty people back in the evening for a meal. Honestly, I never saw so much food in one weekend in my life. My sister is a gourmet cook. Give her three ingredients, and she can come up with a great meal. However, she out did herself this time. She had a roast, chicken, prosciutto with stuffed figs, a rolled egg plant dish, salads, breads, a cheese platter, and a lot of other stuff. It was amazing.
Then believe it or not, she had us back to the house the next morning for brunch. She had two egg casseroles, blueberry pancakes and waffles. I am sure there were more things there, but I was in a food fog.
We left about noon and headed to Donna’s lake house. We spend the next day with Donna, and we even went to the casino. Ann was the winner. The casino was in Metropolis, which is the home of Superman.
We had a great time, but we were sure glad to be home.