I was SO impressed with Minneapolis!
Somehow, despite going to camp nearby for 5 years as a kid, my aunt and uncle living there, and my little brother living there since college, I haven’t spent much time in the city. I was there for a wedding a few years ago (Hi Molly!) but other than that, it had been a long time since I visited. I was happy to get to come up for my little brother and his fiance’s last wedding shower!
Saturday was spent taking the rentable bikes around Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. We lucked out with the most gorgeous 70 degree day, so everyone was out and about! There is so much to do– a beach, paddle boarding, sand volleyball and more. Almost makes you forget how freezing it is there most of the time 😉
After bikes we walked to a cute cafe called Barbette in Uptown where I had a delicious mushroom, pea and brie omelet before heading back to my aunt and uncle’s to get ready for the shower.
The Wedding Shower
My aunt and uncle threw a perfect, low-key “happy hour wedding shower”. We all chatted, played a few games (match the famous quote to the romantic movie) and then gathered downstairs to watch the Kentucky Derby. My mom and I had a few little betting games planned using just pennies we provided which made things a little more fun. The only thing I won was picking the LOSING horse! Derby always makes me miss living in Louisville.
Upstairs we opened gifts and ate the most gorgeous cupcakes before everyone headed home. My brother asked if I wanted to go out with them that night, but I decided to stay home and work on a few blog posts due this week so I didn’t have to worry about them later on. We also put on Manchester By The Sea. It had great character development, but actually wasn’t as dramatically sad or eventful as I thought it would be.
Sunday morning was slow. I had some coffee and breakfast, studied a bit, and then got ready for brunch at St. Genevieve. So delicious! There seem to be tons of great restaurants to try and I think my brother and fiancé are on a quest to get to every single one.
We had a few hours before our flight so we went back to their apartment Downtown, then drove over to St. Anthony Main for a walk and a glass of rose at Aster. It was another perfect day.
Overall, the city was awesome! There is so much apartment construction going on which I take as a good sign. Tons of walkways and trails, plenty of cool restaurants and bars, and a variety of different architectural styles which I always like.
I would love to spend more time there and explore even more! Anyone live in Minneapolis that can tell me more about the city and all there is to do??