As you know, I took a couple days off from blogging while visiting Minnesota. I love to share pictures with you on Mondays of what I did over the weekend, but this last Monday I just couldn’t find time to sit down and put together a “Me Monday” post, so now I’m posting it on Wednesday…a couple days late!
This is my family! My parents, two younger sisters and their boyfriends and Nick. Both my sisters live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We spent an afternoon walking the Stone Arch Bridge. It was the perfect Autumn day! Crisp, midwest air and plenty of turning leaves!
I love the Minneapolis skyline! It’s definitely not the largest in the country, but it’s graced with some of the prettiest buildings and chapels that I’ve ever seen.
We stopped off at Tuggs Tavern on St. Anthony main to share in some appetizers and cocktails. This place has the best patio/deck that wraps around the restaurant and has great views of the city and river.
I love my Mom and sisters! It was so nice being able to spend some time with all of them and their boyfriends. It was the first time that all eight of us had been together at once!
Handsome men! What a great group of guys! It was so fun having all of us together!
Later on we participated in a little Oktoberfest! So fun! It was my first one. I loved all the different beer and guys dressed up in “German attire”. I have no clue what to call the costumes some of them were wearing! I thought I’d see more bar maids dressed up as St. Pauli girls, but I guess the cold weather inhibits that kind of dress!
Another day, we took the afternoon to drive down to Rochester and see my Grandma. She is 92 and lives on a 130 acre century old farm. That’s the old barn in the background. I’m amazed by her strength and ambition.
My sneaky little sister took these pictures of Nick and I. So cute, I love them! Walking across a bridge in Minneapolis and taking a walk in my parents woods at their house.
It was one of the best trips home that I’ve experienced. I’m hoping to get back there again in December, in the midst of the holiday season. I’m trying to convince Nick that 30 below zero isn’t THAT cold!
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So fun! I love the Stone Arch bridge and Mill City area – such a gorgeous view of the city. Glad you had a great trip here visiting you family! And I think Nick would survive the bitter cold winter – could be good for him!