It was great to visit my nephew Nagraj (aka Praveen), his impressive wife Nithya, a foodie who blogs
We drove down to Milwaukee through a storm
and a sunset
The next 3 days, we spent in various ways.
Looked at several wildflowers like these Forget-me-nots
insects like this Geometrid moth
many birds like these Cedar Waxwings
insects like this Ebony Jewelwing
mammals like this chipmunk
and this doe
and her fawn
we also played for a while!
lay down with lions,
We enjoyed walking around the historic 3rd ward and looking at landmarks like the Art Museum
took plenty of photographs
pushed ourselves a bit
met up with friends from Wisconsin
DnA drove off on Sunday, but KTB and I stayed on as we felt so comfortable with their warm hospitality.
She took us to the local library:
She baked a yummy zebra cake to celebrate Praveen's completing 12 years in his job:
She had two sous chefs who mainly helped by licking out the batter bowls!
She took us strawberry-picking:
I made puchkA, the Bengali version of pAni pUrI (and some other stuff that they liked to eat...I'm not an expert chef like Nithya, but I can make some "nostalgia" dishes!)
Antara and Nithya both suffered from strep throat and fever, but still managed to take very good care of us.
KTB made a nice thank you card:
We enjoyed our visit very much, and hope that Praveen, Nithya and Antara come to St.Louis soon, too!