This week, we've had another visitor, an old college friend of Mark's who is now more of a family friend. He arrived from Edinburgh last Tuesday night (after his plane was delayed by about three hours). Although the first couple of days of his visit were marked by very bad weather, we still had the usual fest of food, drink and chat, but just couldn't have it on the decking. The weather has cleared by the Thursday (the day of the England vs. Trinidad & Tobago match).
On Friday we visited the centre of Raleigh where we watched a 3D film called Deep Sea 3D at the iMax and looked around the State Capitol building. I'd have liked a bit more time to look around the building, so we're going to have to go again some time.
The rest of the week was spent eating, drinking, going to the cinema, or swimming/relaxing at the pool. The films we went to see were Cars. I enjoyed this. It was pretty much the same plot as Doc Hollywood, but animated and with all the people depicted as cars. Mark took the girls and our visitor to see The Corpse Bride too. This is also a good film, which we'd all seen on a previous occasion. Our local cinema has free films for children on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during the school holidays, so Mark, the girls and our visitor decided to go and see it anyway.
Our visitor left today for the next leg of his journey -- to Miami, then Trinidad. Let's hope that he has a great time there and a safe journey home.