I was able to attend a dental meeting this morning for 5 hours of continuing education. I need to have CE to keep up my dental licenses in SD and AL. There were 5 people from my dental school class at this CE, Kordie Reinhold, Chris Swanson, Jeff O’Neil, Todd Tsuchiya, and myself. It was fun visiting with them. Chris and I went out for a 2 hour lunch afterwards. Love those friends that can pick up where we left off after a few years.
Friday evening, we met friends and family for dinner at one of Jerry’s favorite restaurants, ChinDian, in NE Mpls. It is a mix of Chinese and Indian and everything was fantastic. Besides the two of us, Jerry, Dean (Dave’s brother), and Joe and Erin Clausen rounded out the group. After dinner, Jerry headed home (end of his work week) but the rest of us wanted to visit longer. Since we were in NE Mpls, I recommended going to a place I hadn’t been to since dental school, Nye’s Polonaise Room. It is an old restaurant/bar with vinyl seats and booths. There is a classic bar with a piano bar with seats at the piano. There was a guy playing and singing. But people could request songs and use a microphone to sing them. There were plenty of celebrity-wanna-be’s. Most were pretty good. We sat at the bar and were entertained by the bartender and each other, of course.
Made it back to Jerry's in time to visit with him a little while before setting an alarm to get to the airport in the morning.