Saturday- Didn’t accomplish much today. Zach and I shopped a bit today and then was going to go to my grandpa’s house only to find out they were at my Mom & Dad’s right next door to us. So we bebopped over there and visited with Candy & Papa for a while.
Sunday- Monica came out for church and then we came back to my house for breakfast burritos. In the afternoon the Parish Life Committee from our church was sponsoring a free bowling event at Jack’s house. Monica, Zach & I went and bowled 2 games which was a lot of fun and then Zach & Monica played a game of pool before we headed home.
Monday- My cousin Janeen has Mondays off so we headed to St Cloud just to waste the day away. She was determined not to spend any money on clothes and I was determined not to buy any books. So after she bought 2 bags of clothes and I bought a couple of books 🙂 we headed to Red Lobster for lunch and hit a few more stores before coming home. After Scouts in the evening we headed to Mom & Dad’s where I made a big pan full of chicken nachos to share.
Tuesday- Lazy morning but after Zach gets off school we are heading to the Casino where we have booked a room for the night to get away and relax in the hot tub. Jeff will be joining us later when he gets off work.
Wednesday- I must have really zonked last night in the hotel room. I don’t normally sleep well in hotels but I guess I was really tired. We had oatmeal this morning for breakfast which I had packed to save costs, then we hopped in the car and went to Milaca Unclaimed Freight. We had fun looking at the millions of things there and we also took our time looking at all the Ice Castle fish houses. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at a gun shop and then to a rest area for lunch (which I had also packed.) We decided to drive through Kathio State park which we had never seen before. It was hard to tell with all the snow, but it looked like a nice one. Once back to the hotel Zach and Jeff went down to the pool for a few more hours before we left.
Thursday- Mom & I went shopping with my 30% off coupon from Kohl’s, then I finally got to spend a vacation day just like I had intended- reading all day!
Friday- Read most of the day (yes!) and after supper we went to see the deer on White Pine Drive and then went to Dairy Queen in Little Falls for Blizzards. If you want to see wildlife, head to White Pine Drive around 6:30 in the evening. You will literally see hundreds of deer feeding in the mowed down cornfields. We also saw geese, cranes, and about 10 turkey.