A few weeks back, Daughter's Spring Break shopping trip to the States with her friends fell through. Dreams of blissfully wandering the halls of Bath & Body Works, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch were dashed.
She was crushed.
So, being the
fantastic unselfish mother that I am, I stepped up to the plate and arranged our first "Girls Only Spring Break U.S. Shopping Excursion".
Just the three of us; my daughter, me and yes, Sam.
To Grand Forks and Fargo. We had the hotel booked, a car rented and U.S. money purchased.
Then came a major flood you may have heard about in the news.
Next, a blizzard dumped 20 cm of snow here.
I was beginning to think someone upstairs did NOT want us to drive to America. But dammit, I was determined to get us there. I even had the crazy notion to FLY to Grand Forks. I mean, how expensive could it be to fly somewhere that is a mere 2 hour drive away?
But the Gods didn't keep us from doing our part to aid the U.S. economy... we went alright. I changed our destination to Minneapolis via a more eastward 8 hour route, and prayed that the Red River valley flood wouldn't close down the highways before we returned.
Or that the next plague to hit wasn't locusts.
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