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Manhattan Trip - Feb. 2010

So everyone knows that my kids are living in Manhattan and going to K-State. Yesterday, I took a day trip to visit them. Since I do not have a reliable vehicle, and am still looking for a replacement, I opted to rent a car for the day. I selected a "standard" when renting it online through Enterprise, but was quite surprised when I picked up my car. They upgraded me for FREE, to a Cadillac SRX Crossover.

WOW, what a gorgeous, LOADED vehicle! Since the starting price of a new one is $35,000 (and I'm sure the fully loaded one puts it over $40,000!) this won't be a vehicle I'll be purchasing unless I win the lottery. But it did provide a sweet ride, and the kids were impressed!

Since the kids did have a few classes, I visited with Kaleb & Kaitlin for a while, and took them to Target to pick up a few necessities, including a couple of new pairs of work slacks for Kaleb. Brandon was home from class by the time we got back to their place, so we hung out for a while before taking Kaleb to his two afternoon classes. While he was in class, we went to Best Buy and the mall. Had fun, even though we didn't spend much money. We picked Kaleb up around 4:30 when he got out of class, and I took them to Famous Dave's for dinner.

Kaitlin with her best friend, Lydia, who I finally got to meet.

She is coming home w/Kaitlin on the 26th for a weekend visit.

Kaleb, the scruffy college student.

Brandon, who was smiling through a bad cold.

Lydia took a couple of pictures for us...the first one isn't too good because our glasses are glaring...UGH.

The second one was better except for Brandon's goofy face. He does NOT like to have his picture taken.

I had a great visit, and can't wait for spring break in March!


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