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Well that was painless

My parents flew in late Sunday night for a visit. They were staying in a hotel because my mom is allergic to/phobic of cats.

I was more than a little nervous because my mom can bring huge suitcases of Crazy Puerto Rican Catholicism with her. Happily, she left almost all of it at home. Still, Dad seemed to have a better time than she did, which is par for the course.

We spent time at the condo, which they liked very much, time at the office to pick up some mail and let Mom use the computer, and ate a lot. Last time they were here was before I deployed, so Dad hadn't seen Pancho Villa's for years.

Well, I don't know who likes PV more, Dad or electorprince. Last time, Dad was in a state of fascination at the sight of the tortilla machine. This time the guys operating it gave us fresh hot ones to munch on, which sent Dad into bliss. The bolillos and panes dulces are now on his top ten favourite things.

They also spent some time tootling around Old Town and we drove through Balboa Park even if we weren't able to find parking.

But yeah, we ate a lot. Two meals from PV (and they were making mole', which they don't all that often, so we joked that again it was for Dad), one dinner at Ritual and lunch with Ma'am at the Thai place on the east side of the Spreckels building. I figured that Ma'am would get along with my parents and I was right. Mom referred to the glowing review she gave of me as a "report card".

I was glad my folks liked our house, our practice and our favourite watering hole. I wasn't sure if I'd need lots of booze to survive the three days. While there was a lot of drinking done, it was to enhance the moment, not escape it.



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Nov. 25th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Cool. This is nice to read. It's nice to be able to actually enjoy one's parents without going crazy. I'm glad you had a nice visit with your folks.

Nov. 25th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Good to hear...saw that they were visiting on facebook and was wondering how it went.
Nov. 26th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear Ma'am and the folks got along well!
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that the visit went well
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