My sister last visited me in the Summer of 2000. It rained like a bastard for 2 weeks. Yesterday she arrived during the first day of rain we've had in about 4 weeks.
Not to worry. Because this time she came armed and loaded with my 5 year old niece, Grace.
Today we all got up at silly o-clock, Lorraine and Grace because of jet-lag, and Anne and I, well because we always do.
After Anne left for work the rest of us headed to the supermarket. Our food is just like the UK's. Only by law we stick about 7 different bursts on all of our packaging with health and value claims. Of course it's not as healthy as the food in the UK, but so what? Fuck those minimalist designs, we've got space to fill.
Next stop was Target. We bought Grace a big bouncy ball and one of those 'catch the ball' in the plastic shuttlecock devices.
We had all of this done before 9am. Then we headed for the Aquarium. Penguins, seals, sharks and turtles, and a memorable ham sandwich for Grace. Me and my sis just tried to not get annoyed at pesky Yank kids.
And then home for an afternoon of Pixar movies and cookies, laid out on a blanket with a pile of cushions for support.
Overall a pretty good day. Tomorrow we're off to the Children's Museum!