Mom came to visit this last week. We did all sorts of exciting things. It was a great weekend. We only had the “When are you guys going to start having kids?” conversation about 3 times. I told her “As soon as you move to MN and agree to provide free daycare 50 hours/week.” That got her to change the conversation pretty quick.
We went for a walk near Minnehaha Falls and got this great photo right at the Minnehaha Creek and Mississippi River confluence. What do you guys think? Do I look like my mom?
Next, we headed up north to the Boundary Waters. My mom LOVES taking pictures, and she’s totally into just snapping random shots without telling anyone she’s about to take their photo. This is one of the few shots where we actually knew she was taking our photo. That’s a great looking sunset, huh?
Then we saw a double rainbow all across the sky, and I tried to make a joke that referenced the smash hit internet meme, but it fell flat and just made me look stupid. BTW – You guys should check out the screamo version!
“Guys! Hello? WORLD WIDE WEB???” I whimpered in vain.
We went canoeing the next day, which was a total hoot:
Then we checked out the Soudan Mine. I’m a little skeptical about how Mel is wearing her hard hat. Also, WE’RE MATCHY MATCHY (as my friend Katie would say). Tha’ts cute, huh?
We also checked out the North American Bear Center, and watched some bears eat grapes.
QUERY: How come a 300 lb. bear can eat 5 grapes for lunch and feel good about it? I’m gonna go on the bear food diet.
Alright, put this on your list of things to see in Minnesota – Pillow Rocks:
The best part about Pillow Rocks is that they’re literally right in the middle of one of the streets in Ely. Like they were building the road and one guy said, “Hey, do we really have to move all these rocks out of the way?” And the next guy says, “Hell no, let’s just go around them! We’ll put a sign next to them and then we don’t have to move them.”
OK, well I hope you enjoyed reading about me and my Mom hanging out. It was tons of fun having her in town!