Road Trip

Road Trip

September has been a special month. For the first time since moving here we had Canadian guests! Those guests were not the ones we expected to come and yet they are two people I treasure very much.

Road Trip Part One

Part one was prepping the house and then driving to pick up them up! We moved our office into our living room and turned the office into a bedroom. Picked up air mattresses and created a space for them to sleep. Because our guests were coming from so far away, I created a care package full of supplies just in case they forget something or weren't allowed to bring it across the board (because that happens). I am pretty happy with how the space turned out.

Getting the House Ready
Getting the House Ready

And on the 31 of August Kevin and I loaded up our luggage and drove off to Minneapolis, about a 4 hour drive. Checked into our hotel room, took a couple of fun photos and then headed to the airport

Road Trip

Road Trip Part Two

Our Guests - my lovely Sister and Gramma, both of whom we haven't seen in ages. My sister since last spring, just after her 15th birthday and my Gramma since last summer just before we left Canada. I was super thrilled to have these two here and once we picked them up our exploration of Minneapolis and Wisconsin began!!

Places you see in this video, in order of appearance

Minneapolis

DoubleTree Bloomington
Games by James
Twin City Grill
Our Kitchen Diner
Art Materials
Mall of America - Candy store inside of the mall and the theme park

Eau Claire

Culvers

Wisconsin Dells

Mt Olympus - cabins, go karts, rollercoasters

Downtown Madison

Road Trip Part Three

Epic - Eliah and Gramma and us - taken by Eliah

After the Dells we made the drive to Madison, where they got to see our little apartment. From there things were left unplanned, we played a lot of games, went to Taste of Madison (which I'll chat about on Monday), went for Mani/Pedis and finally Kevin's work. At Kevin's work, I got to play tourist for the first time and the three of us followed the guided maps, taking the walking tour around the buildings. Discovering the weirdest things in the strangest places and generally having a good time. We set up the camera's to take group pictures. Of course, the first stop was my swing!

I, of course, look ridiculous in this photo!! But that's okay!

Visiting Kevin's Work
Visiting Kevin's Work
Visiting Kevin's Work
Visiting Kevin's Work
Visiting Kevin's Work

The funniest picture however, is this one. It was our first attempt at a group photo and Gramma decided to sit on the glass table. It didn't turn out so well, but the camera caught the moment and I am so happy it did!!I had many lovely moments with these ladies and I am so glad they came out!

Epic - Eliah and Gramma and me - taken by Eliah

The funniest picture however, is this one. It was our first attempt at a group photo and Gramma decided to sit on the glass table. It didn't turn out so well, but the camera caught the moment and I am so happy it did!!

I had many lovely moments with these ladies and I am so glad they came out!

Epic - Eliah and Gramma and me - taken by Eliah

How was the end of your summer??