Sebastian's eyes sparkled with delight as he was swinging on the shore of Minneapolis' Lake Calhoun.
We took the Memorial Weekend to travel north to see some of Michael's family--the Minnesota Ciches. Saturday was spent with a handful of the family as Sebastian enjoyed being the center of attention and Michael sat for a good, long conversation with his grandfather.
Sunday we slept in and then took a morning walk at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden where we crossed paths with a large turkey. Then lunch with Aunt Mary at the tiki bar Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge.
Sunday afternoon we then strolled along Lake Calhoun where Sebastian enjoyed the toddler-sized playground (and his protective father didn't have to worry about him getting run over by older kids). Sunday evening we dined with friends the Saylors. And Monday we traveled home, taking our time with a long, leisurely stop in Clear Lake, Iowa for a walk around the Central Gardens of North Iowa and lunch on the town square overlooking the lake.
We dined in the Danish town of Elk Horn, Iowa, after giving Sebastian time to play in the playground at the Little Mermaid Garden in Kimballton, Iowa. A double rainbow greeted us as we neared Council Bluffs Monday evening.