Sunday, July 14, 2013
well connected kids
Andrew and Em were with us over the weekend and what a pleasure it was, start to finish. They arrived by train on Thursday and, for the most part, napped and read and relaxed. Friday Em had a mani/pedi, Andrew took some crazy long bike ride and, as a result of such exhausting pursuits, more naps and reading with a swim or two in between. Saturday Andrew took another long - 50 miles - bike ride while Em caught up on, yep! more sleep. In between all of this was much electronic activity. Andrew brought with him is Mac Air® computer (more on that at a later date) so he could catch up on work, and both brought their iPhones.
After dinner last night we watched "Django Unchained" , they for the second time. I loved it. It's funny, outrageous, violent and utterly over the top. Samuel L. Jackson is in it and it took me awhile to recognize him. I bet this cast had a ball making the film.
Andrew went off again this morning on yet another ride, this time about 70 miles, I would guess. Meanwhile, the rest of us had a lovely breakfast and then it was time to take Em to the airport for her flight back to Long Beach.
Andrew was back from his ride by the time I got home. He stowed his bike in the car and Mr. C hustled him off to the train station for a 12:30 departure to SF. We'll see them both again next weekend when we all gather in Bozeman for a summer reunion.
These kids are not only brother and sister but really, really good friends. It's such a pleasure to watch them together. They have the same sense of humor, the same take on the world, the same ready smile and warm hearts. Their next adventure will be a trip together to Budapest and Berlin in August. Makes me miss my sister a lot.