Thursday, August 23, 2007
My personal title for the summer was "Summer in the Cities". I intended on exploring some of what our new city/state has to offer. And I was not disappointed. We revisited some of our favorite spots like Stillwater, Chutes and Ladders, the Minnesota Lynx games, and the Como Zoo. We found some new things like Como Town, the Science Museum, and the Edinborough Indoor Park. I still have plans to visit Historic Murphy's Landing and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum before school starts in a week and a half. And there are many more places to explore I am sure, but the greatest thing I have enjoyed about "Summer in the Cities" is the people I have shared it with. Como Zoo and Como Town were fun because Michelle came with us and sat in the heat to watch the Sparky the Sea Lion Show and then conceded to ride the bumper cars twice in a row just after she ate. And Stillwater was great because we went with Jamie's sister and her family who we don't get to see very often because they live in Ohio. The Science Museum was fun because Marissa came along and tried to teach the girls (who are a little impatient) some science. Edinborough Park was fun because Katie came and climbed to the top of Adventure peak through all the ropes and obstacles only to go down a slide that didn't take us all the way down so we had to go through more obstacles to finally go down another slide that would take us even further down until we finally reached the bottom. And the Minnesota Lynx games are great because we see Silly Amber, the "other Amber", Nicole and whoever else of our friends is there that night. I suppose that will be true of anywhere that you go--there will always be things to see, but it is who you see that makes it special. I am so thankful God moved us to Minnesota for many reasons, but especially for the people, because they are what make it home.
Posted by gretchen at 8:05 AM