williamses.jpgA friend of mine and her two sis­ters came to vis­it me for the week­end. They are road­trip­ping across the coun­try, stop­ping when their mon­ey runs out, and then mak­ing cash by sell­ing their art work. At least, that is the plan.

Abby, my friend, and Leeanne, her younger sis­ter both grad­u­at­ed from RISD this past May. Their old­er sis­ter, Jenelle, teach­es art to mid­dle and high school­ers in Massachusetts. Their mom is a painter and art comes nat­u­ral­ly to them all. Pretty amaz­ing.

Anyway, they got here Friday night and I treat­ed them to Pacific East sushi, then we went back to my tiny apart­ment [some­how four peo­ple man­aged to sleep in it] and watched Amelie. The next day we went thrift shop­ping, since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a bit too ex­pen­sive. We then came back and re­laxed a bit, I made them Italian Herbed chick­en [which end­ed up a bit tough and dry, first time that has ever hap­pened to me, but still tasty] and then we got drunk while play­ing set­back. Then we walked to the bowl­ing al­ley a few blocks away and bowled, then we came back and went to sleep.

The next day, Sunday, they took off for Warren Dunes state park in Michigan where they were go­ing to have a re­lax­ing day at the dunes be­fore hit­ting Chicago. I sent them off with a mix CD and some choco­late chip cook­ies.

Despite not do­ing any­thing in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing, they seemed to en­joy them­selves. I en­joyed it too. When they left I was a bit sad be­cause I couldn’t go with them. It al­so got me think­ing that since I don’t have any broth­ers or sis­ters, I can’t ever have a bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence like they are hav­ing this sum­mer. I hope they have a great time.