Last weekend took a roadtrip to the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. I wanted to share a few "Quick Takes" from our trip. Visit Jen's blog for more "Quick Takes".
1. Star Trek Exhibition
The initial purpose of the trip was to visit the Star Trek exhibit at the Mall of America. My hubby is a major "Trekkie" (as in 300 unopened Star Trek action figures in my MIL's basement). So cute! When he heard about the exhibit, we couldn't plan a trip soon enough.
Unfortunately the exhibit left a lot to be desired, but we had fun exploring anyway. We even got a picture on the "bridge" with hubby in the commander's chair (I need to digitize it somehow).
2. Seeing my sisters
Two of my sisters live in the Twin Cities area, so of course I was super excited to see them. It always seems like time with sisters is too short.
3. My first blogger meet up IRL
I've been actively blogging for about a year and been blessed to connect with truly wonderful women. We got to meet the lovely DM + AM before I started actively blogging. In MN I met two other bloggers IRL!!! What a treat to get together with Joy Beyond the Cross for coffee and Infertile Minnesota for brunch! Two delightful, amazing, and inspiring gals! Thank you ladies for making time.
4. Albino squirrels
Have you heard the song Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota (by Weird Al)? A few years ago hubby was giving the song a listen and heard mention of the mecca of albino squirrels in Olney, IL. Immediately he wanted to drive to Olney to see an albino squirrel. Never a dull moment in our home!!! We haven't made it there yet (it's four hours away), but while standing outside my sister's house in St. Paul, guess what we saw?!?!
5. Minnehaha Falls
I've been to the Twin Cities several times, but never heard of Minnehaha Falls. It is a beautiful waterfall, literally right in the middle of the city. Sooooooooooo pretty. Also, listening to the GPS try to say "Minnehaha" gave us a good laugh.
We got coffee and croissants at a pretty little bakery down the road from my sister's. The chocolate croissant was A-Mazing, and one of the best I've had. Also my sister made us french press coffee in the mornings and it was soooooooo smooth. Inspired by her I bought my own french press. Looking forward to using it.
7. Basilica of Saint Mary
Minneapolis is home to America's first basilica. We stopped for a few minutes. It was the feastday of St. Anne so I lit a in the candle shrine dedicated to her.
It was such a nice weekend away, thanks for letting me share it with you.
God bless your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!