Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pinch me...I'm living in a DREAM WORLD!

My hubby travels for work.
A lot.
I don't love it.

He had to fly to Minnesota last week.
Then this week he flies onto Indiana.
So.
I flew to Minnesota to stay for a long weekend with him.
SO FUN!!!!
It is beautiful here!
Lush.
Green.
Rolling hills.

Saturday night we went into "the cities" and ate dinner.
On a rooftop.
It was so awesome.
Great view.
Great food.
Great company.
Not sure why I didn't take pictures from the rooftop.
We could see some stadium that said TWINS on it.
(Whoever they are.)
Well, I do know why I didn't take pictures.
Howie was making fun of me for looking like a tourist.
(Doesn't every one stand on the sidewalk looking directly overhead at skyscrapers and taking pictures?)

They don't have tall buildings like this where I come from.
Sunday we enjoyed going to church in Mankato.
Then the rest of the day doing NOTHING.
(That never happens.)

Tomorrow Howie goes to work.
I go SHOPPING!
I think I could get used to living
in a
DREAM WORLD!

36 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Lucky you! Adam travels a lot too. To freaking Wendover. What am I going to do out there?

Mary Z said...

I am from Minneapolis. I lived near the Twins Stadium They tore it down and put up the Mall of America. We swam every day in a lake. The land of 10,000 lakes.

Beth at Aunties said...

Isn't it fun to go with? Mr B travels a ton also and maybe once a year I snaggle a ride and enjoy just being gone.
Hey, watch out for knifes especially the large variety! Ekk girl that looked like no fun, but the water, rafts and family all did.
Enjoy your time away!~♥

Julie Harward said...

Yay for you...you deserve it! And everybody is a tourist somewhere, we sure have a bunch here! These are good times...enjoy! :D

Life is good! said...

have fun spending while howie is out earning! that my friend is the true balance of a marriage! hope you are having a mahhhhvelous trip!

Cherie said...

I'm glad you took advantage of a long weekend with the hubby - especially where they have the hugest mall in the U.S. - Have fun shopping!!
I'm from somewhere that has tall buildings (no not here in Idaho) I grew up near San Francisco and I still love to take pics of tall buildings so no worries - Love your picture! All cities are different!
Hope you have a GREAT time!!

Kim said...

I so love to travel. I will never forget my first layover in Minneapolis MN. I had a three hour layover. I was going to Ohio to visit my SIL and she told me to just hang out and wait because she didn't me to find the shopping that can happen in the airport. Little did she know I can't sit for very long without getting the itch to go find out what's out there and I did find you guess it SHOPPING! Good thing I didn't have any more time or I would have gone to the Mall of America. Have some fun :)

T said...

my only reference to Mankato is from Little House on The Prairie (slightly outdated?) Have a good time!

Small House said...

OH...I'm glad you're having fun with your husband!! A long weekend together is good for the soul. Enjoy shopping. HOW FUN!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

ohh a getaway with your hubs sounds great. Very jet setter of you!

Lisa said...

That's a dream I'd be willing to live. Especially the doing nothing, and not needing to feel guilty about it, since you're in a strange city. Have a wonderful time!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Next time, sneak me in your suitcase we'll have a GOOD time for sure...
You can never be lonely with me!!!
Or just send for me when he goes away...Send the limo...
I'm awaiting....:)

g.suzie said...

I'm so happy for you, sounds like something you only see in the movies. . .You probably needed some recovery time anyway, that was a very nasty looking 'owie'!
Luv ya, Suzie

gigi said...

Nothing? Are you sure you did nothing ;) ??? You were in a Hotel!

Shopping!!! Sure wish I was with you! We could get into serious trouble! Have fun my friend and we expect a report tonight on all the crazies you ran into and pictures. Who cares if you look like a tourist!

Brenda said...

That does sound like a dream world!! Lucky you to get to go along on a fun trip. Have fun SHOPPING!!

JoAnn said...

Honey, don the bermuda shorts and the Hawaiian shirt and the camera around your neck. Then try to speak Japanese... it really adds. And snap away! If you have my memory and you don't have pics of schtuff -- you forget it ever happened two days later! "Rooftop - what rooftop?" See, it's prolly happenin' already. *sigh*

Pah-lease come back to Rexy safe and sound. Well, at least safe. :)

Yvonne said...

I think Minnesota is beautiful. In fact, I just heard today that Eden Prairie was named the top place to live in America ; )

Mankato always reminds me of Little House on the Prairie.

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend.

M-Cat said...

That would be my dream world too! Tagging along while Splenda traveled for work. Shopping while he sits in meetings and then dinner out each night.
Yup - that IS a dream world!

See Mom Smile said...

Only you could make Minnesota sound romantic and fun!

Connie said...

Tauna,
You lucky duck! It doesn't matter if you look like a tourist, take some pictures, will ya? (Don't forget your fanny pack!)

Have fun!

Valerie said...

Good for you! Glad you had a great time.

Braden said...

Doing nothing on a Sunday sounds nicer than I can tell you.

Ann Marie said...

I wouldn't love to have a traveling hubby. I feel for ya.. and am grateful that you went to join him!!

Dinner on a roof top sounds romantic.
Live it up girl.. Live it up.

Laura Lynn said...

Well that sounds fun. Minnesota is quite pretty actually! My dad was from there.
I stood like that under the twin towers in NYC once and took a picture. I am so glad I did!

Kimmie said...

YAY that you got to fly to Minnesota and be with Howie for the weekend!!
There is nothing worse than having to be without your hubby when they have to go on business trips or scout campouts, etc... What a blessing that things worked out for you to accompany him before he leaves yet again for another trip.

SO happy that you got to experience a dream world for a few days!! ENJOY EACH and EVERY MOMENT! (which I know you are).

Awesome photo of the sky scrapers...you captured it perfectly! I was just thinking about what a "Small community" we live in as I was driving home today and if the Temple wasn't on the hill, we don't really have any TALL buildings to see from very far away.

It's fun to go to church in the Mission Field...it's different, yet the same. You guys are diligent to go to church even when you're out of town on a trip. That inspires me as I'm not that diligent all of the time.

Have a wonderful week!!

wendy said...

YAY..a little trip away with the hubs. Did you pack your slinkiest teddy. What do you mean it's none of my business.
Sheeeesh

sorry they aren't letting you into resturants these days, kinda rude sticking you on the rooftop and all

Kazzy said...

I love any trip that gets me to a big city!!

Mikki said...

aw, I'm glad you got to travel with him this time. SOunds like fun!
I hope you did some real damage in the shopping dept. today!

Sherrie said...

Sounds Wonderful!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Can you sense my jealously eeking out of me?

SOunds like a blast!

Nana said...

I am jealous. Papa went to Minnesota on his mission. Have lot's of fun.

I boougt my Cougar Pee on line. That is the actual brand I am using in the picture. It is potent!!

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Debbie said...

Good for you for making the best of it!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh how awesome is that!!!! I am so happy for you, girlfriend. I've always wanted to go there. '


That cracked me up about the twins (whoever they are) ahhahahahaha

LY!

And MISS YOu!

Nezzy said...

What a great trip! We owned a truckin' company a couple years ago and life is no fun when your left behind to hold down the fort (or farm). I feel for ya girl.

Take care and have yourself a delightfully blessed weekend!!!

Just Breathe said...

Good for you :)