Getting to see my sister makes every single minute of that 9 hour drive absolutely worth it. Listening to a book on tape also helps to make that time go by. I am still a little bit disappointed that we weren't able to get our hands on the Harry Potter books, but I will get over it (no I won't). My mom and I drove up last Friday, leaving Manhattan early in the morning so that we could get to Hannah by dinner time, which we did in fact manage to do. Hannah was with a few friends when we got to town drinking beers and cheering for the US women's soccer team when we got to town so we sat and joined them for the end of the game and talked for awhile and then we topped off our night with some of the best curry I have ever eaten. Seriously so good.
On Saturday we attempted to do yoga in the park, but it really just turned into us giggling, sitting on yoga mats, and taking pictures of Professor- because he refused to sit anywhere but right at my feet. We did manage to make it through one sun salutation and then a few poses. To reward ourselves for our rigorous workout, we sat down for breakfast and coffee at turtle rock cafe before heading out for a little thrifting around town. One of my favorite things to do in a new place is to explore their second hand stores. They, for some reason, are fun to explore. Perhaps it is the slight glimpse into the town in a weird discarded way. We all found a little something to take home- including some really cute clothes for myself (sorry dave).
After a long, beautiful hike on Sunday we layed in our hotel room and ate pizza and skyped our Dad and brother. We were so worn out. In the morning we got some delicious breakfast burritos and explored Laramie for a little bit later before driving home.
There are times that I am a little sad that my siblings live so far away from me. But then there are trips like these that make it okay. Spending a quality weekend with Hannah was really wonderful. I love getting to see her in her own space and to spend time with the people that she hangs out with and do all of the things that she likes to do. -Leah