Yesterday and today were about hanging out with my husband’s old friends from high school (in Connecticut).
We went to Minneapolis today, and managed to fill the day with activities, right up until 7pm. Recap!
I was very happy that we had the opportunity to check out another LYS, Steven Be!
Then, after a quick visit with a. Old friend and his family, we drove the 2 hours back to my parents’ house. Long day!!!!
Yesterday my niece joined me and the kids for a long day of adventuring. We started at Crystal Cave in Spring Valley, WI.
Then we headed over to Prescott, a small town on the Mississippi River. At the information center, I learned a lot about the history of the area. If only we’d learned this in school, rather than rote memorization of dates and events, I bet a lot of us would have paid more attention.
Lastly, we went to Kinnickinnic State Park, where we hoped to hit a beach, but Mosquitos and poor signage had the best of us.
At least we learned a little something, and got to see where the St Croix and Mississippi rivers converge.
Big day! Today we took it easier!
Today was the wedding of this little girl who made me an aunt! Ok, she’s not so little anymore, and it sure makes me feel old to have a niece who’s old enough to be married!
In knitting news, I’m nearly done with my V bear. It’ll have to be finished tomorrow though.
The kids and I survived our first flight alone together!
Knitting Al fresco,
Perusing the local supermarket,
And there was even a rainbow!
Early this morning, the kids and I dropped Daddy off at Laguna Seca for his bike race, then we had several hours before picking him up. I still had a few things in mind that I’d been wanting to so during this trip, so we did them!
First, we headed to Asilomar State Beach to see what we could see, tide pool-wise.
Then we had enough time to hit Earthbound Organics’ farm stand in Carmel Valley.
This was a great choice of a side trip- the kids loved every second of it!
At home, I knitted furiously.
I got to this point, then realized that the differently-colored bind offs at the neck would bother me, so I’ve frogged and re knit a bit since taking this photo. It’s going well, although it’s a tad bigger than I expected.
Today we made it to Laguna Seca early, so it was much more pleasant. We saw some bike jumping:
The kids practiced on the kiddie race course:
The Wee Boy won his race! I was very proud. 🙂
He also tried to make friends with various young adults. He’d just approach them, ask their names, and strike up a conversation. Upon parting ways, he told the young man in yellow to enjoy his ride.
Later we hit San Carlos beach, where there were surprising waves and a little tide pooling action.
I got some knitting in, but decided to end out the night like this: