"Home Sweet Home Away From Home" is a perfect description for Laurie's warm and cozy home. From the moment she greets you at the door, she welcomes you into her home and gives you the royal treatment. We traveled to Minneapolis from Louisiana to deliver our daughter's car to her, so our trip was a quick one. We thought we were just renting 2 rooms from Laurie, but after giving us the grand tour and a few recommendations for dinner, she was off to stay at her sister's house -- leaving us her house to enjoy as our own. That evening, we went out to eat then immediately returned and took a nice walk around the beautiful scenic neighborhood, where we crossed paths with many other neighbors walking or riding bikes. We all slept like babies on her extremely comfortable beds. The next day, after a nice breakfast on the back patio that included some homemade banana bread Laurie made for us, we headed to the Mall of the Americas (about a 10 min drive from Laurie's home). Afterwards, our 19-year old daughter suggested ordering pizza and relaxing in the cozy den. (Yes, it was THAT cozy!) We played a competitive game of Rummikub and enjoyed the evening talking and relaxing. While Laurie hails from that area, I think she must have some Latin blood in her somewhere as she definitely lives by the adage "Mi casa es su casa!" Thank you so much, Laurie ... and by the way, my husband is already looking for another opportunity to go to Minneapolis just to stay at your lovely home again.