Minneapolis recap

We went to Minneapolis today, and managed to fill the day with activities, right up until 7pm.  Recap!

First off, we joined Mother Bear Project volunteers in sewing hearts onto the Bears. I dropped off my most recent 4.   
Amy met my kids for the first time. 🙂  

i wonder how many of these bears got their hearts sewn on today?

  

I was very happy that we had the opportunity to check out another LYS, Steven Be! 

  
 

I was trying hard to choose one souvenir sock yarn from this Nerd Alert collection. Can you guess which one I chose?
   
Even the bathroom was fabulous.

 

Steven showed the Wee Boy the kittens on the patio. ❤
   
And posed for a fan photo. ❤ ❤

    
 

The Wee Girl and I found this crocheted coral reef at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (which is free! Cool!).
   
As well as this gorgeous quilt.

 

Next we hit the sculpture garden, which is also free. 

Then, after a quick visit with a. Old friend and his family, we drove the 2 hours back to my parents’ house. Long day!!!!

LYS and a trip to Duluth

We finally made it up to Lake Superior today! But first– on the drive up, we conveniently had to pass a yarn store, and with my niece along to stay in the car with the kids (one sleeping, the other disapproves of my yarn habit), I was able to browse!

   
The building is small and doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s jam-packed full of great yarns!

a wall of noro!

    
    
 
There were also notions, fabric, and gifts, but the yarn selection was really outstanding, especially for the location, aka in the middle of nowhere. If you are up north on highway 53 near Gordon, stop by!!!

As for Duluth…

Well, first we made a quick stop at Amnicon Falls, although wencould have spent hours exploring the falls and trails.

  
In Duluth, we watched a few huge ships pass under the lift bridge. Wow!

  We took a boat ride and enjoyed some amazing views of the lake and city.  
Then we finished up with some beach time on Minnesota Point.

   
Phew!!! Tomorrow is another big day, so I’d better be off to sleep! Good night!