We are slowly adjusting to the time change from Arizona to Minnesota. Yesterday we woke up at 8:30 instead of 9:30. Big change, I know. Whenever I travel, I don't want to know what time it is back home, but somehow, my internal clock is very accurate and it takes a long time for me to get adjusted. At least I seem like more of a partier going east. Flying west, I'm ready for bed at 5.
This morning, we took a little trip to Addie's Acres Berry Farm close to Lake Bemidji. As we turned off the paved road, we drove through a cavernous canopy of trees before seeing the berry farm. Addie's Acres was a very quaint family-run farm where we walked up to a wood shack, told them we would like to pick two buckets and were led into the berry patch.
We joked that we should have weighed Cam before and after so that we could be honest with how many strawberries we picked. After ten minutes in the patch, Cam wanted "up" and I picked strawberries with a baby on my knee.
This evening, we drove to a German restaurant in Aikley called "Brauhaus." Kory had heard about Brauhaus on the radio and since Josh can't turn away German food and good beer, we drove 45 miles to Aikley. Amazing food! I haven't tasted anything like it since Germany. I had Jagerschnitzel (breaded pork cutlet with gravy), Josh had Schweinehaxe (Pock hocks) and everyone had apfelknodel (apple dumpling) for dessert. Cam had a hot dog and french fries and stole some ice cream from our apfelknodel.
I asked Nick to take the picture of Josh and I (above). Nick thought it would be funny to take a picture of himself first. Too bad for him (excellent for us), he didn't realize the camera was set to video (and upside down.) Now the whole world can see what Nick sees everyday. People laughing at him. (I'm not mean, it's sisterly love).
The car ride home was long and filled with lots of songs for Cam She tried to sing along and do the hand motions, but wanted constant entertainment. Good thing she's so cute.
"Sing to me, Mommy!"