1. Mari graciously accepted her guests. She made certain to entertain us, share her cheerios and toys, and show us around her crib.
2. Year after year, Raleigh, NC is voted as one of the top places to live, work and play. (Some stats here.) There is always something fun to do when we visit. There are outdoor concerts, art museums, antique shows, farmer's markets, a great state fair, flea market, great restaurants, and all the shopping one could desire. On our way out today, we stopped at The Streets at Southpoint shopping mall where it appears the economy is booming.
3. The Good Humor ice cream sandwich was the epitome of what an ice cream sandwich should be. The vanilla ice cream inside was exceptionally good.