Summer is officially here.
My sister came to visit me last weekend. She is moving 17 hours away so she came to visit one last time before the big move. With work being extra stressful lately, a sister weekend was exactly what I needed.
Last Friday we went to a comedy show and then enjoyed the nice weather by having drinks on a patio.
Then on Saturday we went to the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. This is a yearly festival that takes place down by the Mississippi river. Local artists set up tents and sell their art, and there’s food trucks and entertainment. It was hot and humid out, and it was really busy there, we circled around the area looking for a parking spot for what felt like forever. But, at least it didn’t rain and I always enjoy looking at local art.
After saying our goodbyes to my sister, I was eager to get as much outside time as possible over the weekend so Aaron and I headed to a lake. Last summer we checked out a couple of lakes in the Twin Cities area but I didn’t really have a favorite. I had read some reviews about Lake Nokomis so I decided this was the day to see if it lived up to the hype. Short answer: it does. It was incredibly calm and peaceful there. Some of the other lakes that are within the Twin Cities always feel crowded and noisy to me, which makes it hard to enjoy the fact that you’re at the lake. They felt more like being at a public pool on the hottest day of the year. Even though it was somewhat busy, I wouldn’t say it was crowded though, it never seemed crowded or noisy. We didn’t bring swimsuits but I did stand in the lake and it was very enjoyable. Then we sat in the shade and I walked barefoot through the grass and took some photos. Typing this out makes it seem so simple and possibly insignificant but it was really one of the most enjoyable and relaxing days I’ve had in a long time.
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A good end to a great weekend.
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