When my sister turned 30 a couple years ago, she and my mom took a weekend trip to celebrate. In anticipation of my 30th, I asked Mom if I got to do the same. (You other younger siblings are nodding your heads, I'm sure!) I chose Minnesota as my destination. But who wants to go there in January, especially while 7 months pregnant? Not me! So we decided to travel a few months early, and had a wonderful time!
Being more of a small town girl, I wanted to explore some of the small towns we've driven through on rare trips up to the Twin Cities. So that's what we did. We stayed in a very comfy bed and breakfast the first night, and were hosted by a dear friend the second. It was so much nicer than an impersonal hotel, in my opinion! Here are my mom and me outside our B+B:
Unfortunately, it rained the whole weekend, but we didn't let it deter us from exploring a farmer's market, an orchard, and some fun gift shops. Here are a couple fall scenes:
My mom had never been here, but she's heard Monica and I talk about it many times, so she was quite excited to have her first taste of this unique shopping experience.
We had a very fun weekend, and I am thankful to my husband for watching Nathan so my mom and I could spend this time together.
(I'll be back on Friday--just wanted to check in and share these pix.)