14 February 2011

A Visit to B-Town

We spent another too-brief weekend visiting Daughter at Indiana University in Bloomington. This time, we took along one of her good friends from home, which made the trip even more enjoyable. We also got to meet a few more of her college friends. They're smart, funny, and incredibly talented -- and no doubt a big part of why she is so happy at IU.

Of course, we enjoyed a bit of music while we were visiting -- notably, a private marimba concert. What a treat it is to hear her play this beautiful instrument!

This semester Daughter is taking a string methods class. She serenaded us with "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and some lovely scales on the violin. We were duly impressed!

As usual, we also enjoyed great food during the weekend. Friday evening, we checked out a new Thai restaurant. Saturday morning, Spouse and I visited a coffee shop tucked away in an old house where the specialty was all different kinds of brioche. How about cranberry-date-walnut brioche with a mug of dark coffee? A very fine start to the day.

Saturday we visited Five Guys for burgers and fries. And more fries. The fries come in a large (nearly grocery-sized) bag. And they are way too good!

Sunday morning we enjoyed brunch at a place I've been wanting to try: The Runcible Spoon. It was exactly as I expected it to be -- very cozy and eclectic. And the bathroom (which has apparently been featured on the Travel Channel) was a complete delight. The bathtub has been made into a fish tank, complete with a running faucet and some very happy koi.

As always, the weekend passed too quickly and soon we were on our way back home again, feeling incredibly thankful that she is thriving at IU. We absolutely treasured every minute could spend with her while we were there!


Kristina said...

Love Five Guys! Every time I was in Washington DC, I made a point of having a lunch or dinner there. Sounds like Bailey is just blooming in Bloomington! :)

Fonda said...

Looks like you guys had a splendid time! Wow, I've got to show LAD that fish tank...er, maybe not, he'll be wanting to turn ours into one! :)