I got the weirdest reaction at work Tuesday. When asked what I did on my holidays last week, I told my co-worker that I travelled hundreds of miles to meet a man I met on the Internet.
That stopped her in her tracks.
Her mouth dropped open, but words failed her.
I was so tempted to regale her with a story of lust and daring... Man! If I only had the guts, I could have spun such a tale:
"Oh yeah. After numerous messages sent back and forth between us for months, I left the country to finally meet him face-to-face. When I arrived, I recognized him in an instant, waiting for me beside his motorcyle..."
Nah. I couldn't.
No one would believe it anyway.
In reality, the only lust and longing on the trip was from my seventeen year old daughter as we headed to The Land of Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch. After five days of a gluttonous spending spree, I nearly had to drag her, kicking and screaming out of her shrine called The Mall of America.
Or, as hubby would refer to it: "The Temple of Doom".
But I did meet a man.
And his wonderful daughter and wife. On the trip down Sunday, our family had the extreme pleasure to stop in picturesque St. Cloud and meet Jeff from View From the Cloud, his sweet daughter and fantastic wife.
Two hours flew by in an instant; you would have thought we were old friends the way all six of us were gabbing, laughing and sharing lunch together.
I so wish we could have stayed longer, but Albertville was beckoning daughter to the Dark Side. After contributing significantly to the town's economic prosperity over the next few hours, we headed to our final destination of Minneapolis. I dare say there were a few tears shed when we left the MoA for the last time Thursday.
Tears from the retailers, that is.
Yes, we brought a LOT home (more, dare I say, than Canada Customs will ever know).
But more importantly I brought home wonderful memories of that afternoon tryst at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
For you see I fell in love.
Those incredible hamburgers will always hold a special place in my heart...
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