Phew! Now that I'm home from all the craziness that is my mother's house, I can finally sit and make a proper post about the little (see: amazing!) vacation, my husband and I went on to Minneapolis. Most everyone we told we were going on vacation over spring break to Minneapolis looked almost appalled. Why on Earth would you go from one very cold state to another which is known for being even colder?
We ended up getting to the airport super early, so we sat at the gate a while before boarding, Josh with his Zune, and me with my crocheting.
Their food was delicious. One of my goals was to try new unpredictable flavor combinations (I'm not huge on taking risks with my food - I want to know I'm about to enjoy what I pay for), so I was safe with the nachos, and with my choice of dinner: BLT. But for dessert, the husband and I risked it and each got a slice of pistachio cheesecake with raspberry wine sauce. And while I used to really hate pistachios as a kid, I am now a huge fan. HUGE.
I guess this picture makes it look like it wasn't all that dark out, but it was pitch. black. And extremely spooky because there were bats chitchatting in the trees nearby, plotting our demise. We opted out of the long romantic stroll around the garden that we had planned and instead crossed over the bridge of death into Loring Park, and walked back to the hotel to watch The Amazing Race on television.
It sounds like a dull close to our first day in Minneapolis, but we still had lots of great things planned and had done enough walking for one day. (See: I'm from Michigan, and in Michigan you don't walk, you drive. Everywhere.)
I'll be back soon to tell you all about our second day in Minneapolis, pinky promise!