“Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads” – John Denver
I flew back to Minnesota last night to spend the weekend with my family. It’s always nice to flip flop the city sidewalks for country roads for a couple days!
Many think that Minnesotans live pretty low-key lifestyles…but that’s definitely not the case for me when I come back to town! I often have a long list of things to do when I head home; first & foremost is spending time with my family and make my rounds to see grandparents. I try to squeeze in a check-up appointment or two – if I’ve coordinated things in advance or there happens to be a last minute cancellation somewhere (which is more often the case!). And if I’m lucky, I get to see a few friends before I hop on my flight back to Chi.
This time around is definitely no different. I got to meet my new nephew for the first time, celebrate my niece’s 2nd birthday and spend a day at the lake (although an incoming cold front probably cuts out any chance of going in the water!) I may get in a round of golf with my parents and possibly stop by Mall of America to pop in a few shops before going to the airport.
It’s only day one and I knocked out a dental cleaning (which also included a half hour commute to & from), went to the barn with my niece to feed the kitties, and went to a chiropractor – all by 10:30 this morning!!
Then it was off to the county fair for the afternoon. After a corndog, cheese curds, chickens, bunny rabbits, sheep, swine, the carousel, ferris wheel, and giant slide, fresh squeezed lemonade, mini donuts, Scottish dancers, pizza, fresh-popped popcorn, cows, and horses – we were tired!…oh, and a bag of cotton candy. We quickly stopped by an antique shop to browse for any treasures before heading home – where we crashed on the couch. But only for a little bit…then we visited with my grandma who stopped by, fed the kittens again & went on an adventure around the farm, and played Barbie’s til bedtime.
Now that I’m finished writing this blog about my busy day…I’m going to bed, I’m exhausted! Goodnight!