Monday, August 9, 2010

Our Summer Vacay--In pictures. Minnesota.

Besides the Mosquito's that love my son and I, they gave us such a welcome and let us know that they would love for us to stay because we taste like honey to them, our vacay was to the A-to the W- to the E-to the S-to the O-to the M-to the E.  (My boy and I look like we have chicken pox the mosquito's love us so much!)

Anyway.  Our hostess and family have really spoiled us.  WE have had such a good time and are so very very thankful that they allowed us to intrude on their home for 5 days.  This last day Jules has been cleaning like mad because she has just had about enough of the extra stuff that 3 more people add... and I'd apologize about that, but I had too much fun! :)

We have been to the lake, the Itasca State Park (which has the headwaters of the Mississippi), and her downtown.  I also experienced my first Bar Hopping experience... problem is I was the designated driver!!!  What up with that??? :)

Here we are in pictures.

ONe of the many lakes close to them

My daughter and I at the River... one of the many.

The rope swing at the River!  It was FA-REEZING BTW. The river anyway.

The crew at the HeadWaters of the Mississippi in Itasca State Park.

The girls amongst the guys in the Mississippi :)

The Itasca Lake Side of the Headwaters.

My wonderful hostess Jules and I after climbing the Fire Tower at the Itasca State Park.  Beautiful Scenery, but as you can see the Humidity hates my hair.
After the day at the Itasca State Park I made a bold statement and verdict, that is... Humidity sucks.  (surprisingly, not everyone agrees with me, as per facebook-my status-and people disagreeing with me) But Minnesota is absolutely gorgeous.  Green everywhere.

But air is heavy... did you guys know that?

How was your weekend? Anyone go to BlogHer and totally miss that I wasn't there?



Cherie said...

What a fun time!! It's great to get spoiled by friends and enjoy their company - well maybe except for the bar hopping!
My daughter is near Minnesota for the summer and has been telling me about the thick, humid, heat. Wow! We have it nice in the west! But fun to visit other places!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Cherie-Even though the bar hopping was fun, to meet the others, and my friend Jules is a super good time. I did realize I don't need to drink in order to be a successful bar hopper!!! :)

It is fun and a good time.

T said...

Humidity DOES suck.

and what's wrong with cleavage Egan? You gotta have someplace to stick the cell phone right?

Gucci Mama said...

Minnesota in the summer is fabulous if you can deal with the mosquitoes and the humidity. The winter is a different story. Still, I'd love to live there again.

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

T-hahahahahaha @ cell phone!!! ha. And so true.

Gucci-yea the mosquito's are killin me. But it's definitely beautiful here, however, I don't believe I'll ever come up here in the winter.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Yes, I'm probably the main one to disagree with you about humidity. However, I do have a qualifier...if it's super, duper hot (like 90 and above) I don't like humidity. If I lived in the south or possibly the midwest (I don't know, never been there in the summer), I think I would hate it. However, I live in the northeast and most of the time the summer temps are in the low 80's and some humidity with low 80's is awesome! Seriously, women age slower here. I'm not joking. They don't dry up like raisins here! :)

I had such a hard time in Utah a few weeks ago. It is so dry and I had a water bottle attached to my lips at all times and my eyeballs dried out, so my contacts hurt. I felt parched and drained. And I grew up in a place which routinely was over 100 in the summer. Totally hated it.

So, yay to the east coast where wrinkles are slow to develop unlike the desert! ;)

♥Georgie♥ said...

fun fun fun!!!! Love those photos....I so did not go to blogHer but have been reading all the posts and i am beyond envious!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Out bar hopping already, huh...tsk, tsk...

Looks like you had a fantastical time!

Melissa Bastow said...

I've never gone bar hopping. Once I hit a couple of frozen yogurt places in a row...does that count?

Just Jules said...

Now I was cleaning up because of the Pomeranian that sheds like a blown out dandelion and the popcorn from the kid's movie/popcorn night (when my dear sweet hubby took all 6 kids for the night so we could bar hop).

A quick once over of the floors and our kids could play without fear of looking similiar to the dog!

I am so very happy to have been able to host such a kind, fun, and easy family- invite this girl over! you won't regret it

Just Jules said...

ohhhh and thanks for not including any swimsuit pics of me! gah! (phew!)

Garden of Egan said...

I am certainly jealous.
Not of your humidity but ...well... you know...your gifts.

Looks like you are having such a good time. You and your daughter are so absolutely DARLING!

Danielle said...

I am soooooo jealous and that is all I have to say!

Que said...

Hey, I can only see a few of your pics! I wanted to see some hair altering humidity pics.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Alyson--I totally get what you are saying and why you hate the dry weather. You do live in a beautiful area... and I'm sure I wouldn't hate it so bad once I got use to it :)

Georgie--AMEN... I'm jealous also! :)

TUC-Yes... first time ever... it was fun. Even if I was the only sober one! :)

Melissa-hAHAHA yes it counts... I've head a mighty brain freeze from frozen yogurt... has to feel the same as a hangover... right?

JJ--Keep the compliments coming girl... my ego can take it :) It was such a good time!

Garden Of Egan-I knew you'd love that photo! hehehe

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Danielle--We all need to meet up for sure. It was so fun!

Que--I re-loaded the pics. Now you can enjoy the hair altering!!!

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