Girls Weekend in MSP
This past weekend, I flew to MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul) to visit with three of my bridesmaids. Two of my bridesmaids actually live in MSP, and Kathleen, my maid of honor, also came to visit.
Friday night and Saturday morning, I stayed with Jan, her husband, Erik, and twin two year olds, R and J. We had a great time Friday night drinking some wine and chatting. Jan and I have known each other since first grade (surprisingly not the bridesmaid that I’ve known the longest). My mom always called her “that cute little red-headed girl”. She moved to the twin cities after 9th grade. Saturday morning her friend, Keri, and her mom came over for brunch. Two year old boys are certainly a handful!
We then met Jen, Kathleen, and Jen’s three month old daughter for lunch at a bar showing the Purdue game (we won’t talk about the score). Kathleen is my maid of honor and college roommate. Jen lived two doors down freshman year. We shared a sorority, a major, and many places to sleep.
Saturday night we headed out to Chino Latino for a great girls night. First, two pitchers of Sangria:
And lots and lots of food:
After dinner, I made my way to the bathrooms. It was a tile doorway marked “banos”. Now I don’t speak Spanish, but I knew it said bathroom. However, when I walked in, all I saw were three guys washing their hands. WHAT?!! I started to walk out, but was told no, this is the right place. Apparently the men and women share sinks, but there are two separate toilet areas. I was convinced that I was going to see a man at a urinal when I turned the corner. Jan said that she likes to accompany people when they go to the bathrooms for the first time and Chino Latino. I guess my reaction isn’t so abnormal.
What a great night with great ladies!
Perhaps we should have taken the picture BEFORE we stuffed ourselves.