It was another lo-o-ong Saturday for our family, thanks to a swim meet in Mandan, ND. We left in the wee hours of the morning in order to arrive in time for pre-meet warmups, and we returned home late after spending some time shopping. Thus, no Scandinavian Saturday supper this week.
However, we did have a great meal, thanks to a mid-afternoon stop at the Ground Round. Susan's brother Jerrett stopped by the pool to watch each of the girls swim this morning, and he joined us for a late dinner/early supper once the meet had ended. We chose the Ground Round partly because it's located near some of the stores where we intended to shop but also because we haven't eaten at one of their restaurants in a long time, and we have fond memories of it. Susan and I both worked at the Ground Round in Grand Forks during our university years, and I loved my coworkers and have many funny stories from our interactions at work.
So I was predisposed to be in a good mood walking into the Bismarck location today and enjoyed the whole meal: the salty popcorn and cold beer, the overloaded burger, the visit with Jerrett, the friendly service . . . a great dining experience overall. (The shopping afterwards wore me out, though, and the long drive home was very sleepy . . .)