Le dernier jour en paradis


Hipstamatic gramps playing poker



Today’s the last day in paradise. Tina and I have been in North Carolina almost an entire week. And despite our lack of beliefs in the Christian deity, lightning has not struck one time.

We’ve had a great time, and I’ve had a good break from work and blogging.

Sunday night we played games with my family. That was fun. We played a card game called “Set Back.” It was really confusing at first, but once I got the hang of it, it made a lot of sense. I took a lot of notes from what seemed to work between my mom, dad and gramps. I ended up winning. Woohoo!

Tina usually kicks everyones asses in any card game she plays. I was worried my family would be crying and licking their wounds after asking her to play cards. But she was a good sport and let me win for once.

After that, we got a few pennies out and played a few hands of strip* poker.

Monday night, we had a double date with my brother and sister-in-law. We went to PF Changs. Our waiter’s name was Mario. My dish was Sichuan Beef. My face was sweating. We shopped at Apple store. And Anthropologie. We drove home.

How did you like those staccato sentences?

Dinner with them was great. Tina and I wish we lived closer by just so we could have more time with them. I wish we had more time during this trip, but our schedules conflicted. I think Tina should go into business with my SiL. They have so much in common and seeing them together is like watching long-lost sisters reuniting.

Last night, Tina and I made pizzas for my family and we made two extras to bring over to regular-readers SAW’s and SAW’s wife’s house. We brought Talulah who played with their Dobermans.

We had a great time, and if we pushed it, we should have stayed over and talked through the night and gone though another bottle of wine.

My brother and his family will come over again today. I’m making beef stew for dinner.

Tomorrow morning, Tina and I hit the road again.

I want to write up a year in review for the blog, so you can remember your favorite moments right here at Le Café during 2010. But it might not be published until December 31.

I was curious if there were any moments you remember during the year that stood out. Or maybe even a list of events that were Le Café Witteveen specific. If you remember any, please drop a note in the comments.



*This is a southern sex joke that we keep it in the family. If you didn’t get it, I apologize and beg for your forgiveness.