She and I had never met and we clicked really well. I got to meet a lot of Shannon's family on both sides for this trip. We all took a trip to Costco. Shannon's parents, Barb, Shannon and I, it was the adventure trip to Costco. It was fun. Once we got back to the house, people started to arrive. Friday evening we had Joan and Allen and their son Ron. (Anne's sister, huband and son) Alice and Carole. (Anne's high school friends she had not seen in years) Muriel and Steve are people from the hospital. Ellen and Ed, (Annes cousin who had the triple transplant) Peggy and Rod (Anne's other sister) Barb is Dan's sister. Jed and Yang also made an appearance. Shannon's cousin and wife and Shannon had not seen his cousin in about 15-20 years. We had such a fantastic group of people and everyone was nice and great personalities. Dan bbq'ed and by the end of that night, Anne was beat. I think everyone left around 9.
Saturday we had thunderstorms in the forecast. Our plan for the day was everyone meeting around noon at the house, doing light lunch (make your own sandwiches) and then going to St. Paul to the Paddleford boat and going on the boat on the Mississippi then returning to the house for a casual dinner and cake. It rained!!! It was a lot of fun. Anne loved it! The boat was Dan's idea so he gets points for that. This is just everyone getting lunch and then on the boat pics.
After the boat ride we all went back to the house. (Shannon and I drove by the Oscar Meyer weiner car) For dinner, we had a wonderful meal brought in so that made life easier. Then it was just visiting and eating and cake!! Long night but really great and Anne loved it. So I am really glad I was able to help in making it such a great day for her. Below is Anne and Chucks wife Rachel and the next one is Anne and her cousin Ellen that had the triple transplant. Above is Shannon's cousin Ron and Anne on the boat and the building off the river is some building I forget the information on.
Sunday we had breakfast, then it was another adventure. Shannon's parents, Shannon, me, Joan, Chuck, Rachel and Barb all went to R.E.I and then Michaels. That was fun. Then Shannon and I packed up and met Allison and Shawn, SHannon's friends for dinner and went to the airport. The flight was a little delayed and we left around 11PM or so and got home to the house at 2!!! Yikes, I had to get up to be at work to do payroll at 7:30. It was a hard day!!