Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Minneapolis and St. Paul Trip

After visiting my sister in law and soon to be brother in law in Georgia, Matt and I headed to the Twin Cities on Wednesday. After settling in at the hotel we took the light rail into town and walked around. Well we actually got lost looking for some thrift stores and ended up walking 5 miles. Unfortunately the thrift store was definitely not one worth walking that far for. We did see an albino squirrel at a park though! We ate at Brit's Pub that night and let me tell you their banger's and mash is delicious!

The next morning we went to Minehaha Falls. There weren't many people there yet and we really enjoyed walking around. It's such a beautiful area. 


This is proof bringing 5 pairs of shoes is important. If you are walking all over a tennis shoe option definitely trumps a pair of Sperry's! 

Lunch was Izzy's Ice Cream in Minneapolis. YUM! Their waffle cones are out of this world! I had the chai tea flavor and I want to go back for more. Even if it means a 6 hour drive.

A quick visit to St. Pauls' Cathedral.

And a double dinner date with Megan and her husband from Two Birds. My first blogger meet up and we had so much fun! So now that my initial nervousness is gone, if anyone is ever near Milwaukee, please let me know, I'd love to meet up! We ate at the Blue Door Pub and I had a Blucy burger with peanut butter. It was officially the weirdest burger I've ever tasted, but was surprisingly not bad!

Friday morning we went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.


After lunch at Global Market we went kayaking that afternoon. Matt wants a kayak now.

And for our last night we went to Victor's 1959 Cafe and thanks to Yalanda's suggestion had an amazing Cuban sandwich and a drink so beautiful I (almost) didn't drink it (spoiler-I did). 

Thank you for the suggestions Brynn, Megan, and Yalanda! We had a blast!

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21 comments:

  1. It looks like you two had so much fun!! And how awesome that you got to meet Megan!

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  2. Omgsh seriously looks like such a blast!! I love the pic of you and the hubs by the waterfall :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  3. Wow, sounds like an amazing trip! You guys did so much and I love that you incorporated a blogger meet up into it as well!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. Lovely Pictures and a cute Outfit <3
    www.theeche.com

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  5. Went to Minny a few years back and loved it there, looks like you had a great time. I promise if I am ever in Milwaukee( had to go back up to confirm spelling oops) I will come visit. I would love to meet some blogging buds.

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  6. Looks like you had a great time! I'm going to have to add MSP to the list of ideas for weekend getaways. I think it's just about 5 hours from us. And hooray for blogger meetups! I have just met 2 other bloggers and both times it was so much fun!

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  7. Looks like fun. You are smart for brining good walking shoes.

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  8. Looks like you had a great trip! The chai ice cream sounds amazing! So awesome you got to have a blogger meet up too!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  9. what a fun post! looks like such a good time! I want to eat that ice cream!

    kelseybang.com

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  10. That albino squirrel is pretty awesome! Wow. Mmm, chai ice cream, never had it but it sounds amazing! Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip!

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  11. Looks like such a fun trip! Wish we lived closer and could have a meet up. :)

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  12. so fun hearing what places you hit here in MN! i'm sorry i missed your post saying you were coming this way or i would have given you a suggestion or two, but you sure went to some great spots and saw a lot while you were here! i love that you even made it out on a kayak!! :)

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  13. Gah! I must be living under a rock. I didn't know you were in St. Paul I would have emailed you! Next time! :)

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  14. I've only ever been to the airport in the twin cities (maybe three times now?) but I have really wanted to explore the area. Exploring new areas is just the best, isn't it? It looks like you two had a great time!

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  15. You two are lovely couple! He is very lucky to have you, tell him....
    I will let you know if I am near MWK, So do you please if you are near Southern California. We can go thrift shopping together. I bet you will find out that I am the "cheapest" hahaa....
    I am thinking about an used kayak too.
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  16. OK your trip sounds like so much fun. Love all the photos especially that yummy cocktail. You wore some cute outfits too. And I love Megan and Nora. They are very nice, real and down-to-earth. I think in my next long visit in the States, you should visit Michigan that way the two of us and both of our girls can meet up, too. =)

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  17. yep, i live in a northern suburb of st paul! i'm glad you had such a good trip here!

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  18. I read this post last week but for some reason didn't leave a comment. It sounds like you had an unbelievable trip! That picture with the cherry had me cracking up. I'm glad you had such a great time!

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  19. Glad you liked that photo! It took us a few tries to get the right angle! :)

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  20. Hooray!!! I'm so, so happy you enjoyed your time in the Twin Cities! It's such a great area with tons to do...and it sounds like you were able to pack a ton in!!!

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