Home of Mark Mastro & Mary
Trip Start Oct 20, 2012
61Trip End Jul 11, 2013
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In our ever-changing plans, we felt the need to give the Hopkins relatives a little extra time to decompress after returning from Florida the day before, we saw that my (Corcoran) cousin Mark Mastro and girlfriend's home was en route, called them and invited ourselves.
They were home and up for company so we took a quick detour to Golden Valley, Minnesota. Our traveling companion "Gar" took us straight to there... (God knows the GPS is an invention that has likely saved marriages and I would not lie about this...)
It was also a bit odd to hear "Gar" tell us to turn on to Knoll Avenue to get to their house
There was homemade soup on the stove that Mark was inventing. We got the tour of their home and I knew the artwork hanging very well as there were paintings and prints in every room that Mark's Dad, my God-Father, Ron Mastros had painted. I should give some equal time to my incredibly awesome God-Mother Pat(ricia) Mastro but I'll save that for a good segue.
Mark is a very funny guy and had us going the first few minutes we were there. Mary allowed as how the Corcoran Clan can be a bit (!!!!!) overwhelming but she's getting used to it.
We had been trying to reach Mark's twin sister Maria, also VERY FUNNY, for a while so I wondered if I had the right numbers for her. Turns our she had arrived home from work the other day and the entire fire department and police department from her town were in her building..
We didn't dally because Mark & Mary said they would make time to join us in the next few days. We were back on the road to Hopkins, my Mother's home town.