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MN Visit in August!

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I made it back to MN a month or so ago to see family.  My new nephew Lucca is adorable and a sweet little baby.  Had some quality time with him and my sisters/mom and dad.  The weather was great, not as humid as usual in August.

Ali and I took Lucca for a walk and bumped into my cousin Mike whom I haven’t seen in far too long:


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We took a trip to the MN zoo, which is HUGE. I enjoyed watching Lucca sleep in the stroller (damn he is a CUTE sleeper!)  Cousins Mike and Bill brought their boys, two apiece, and we all toured a smidge of the zoo.

Lucca wore his best party-zoo bib:


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Awesome “Monkey Face” group shot:


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Sam, Bill, Will, Mike, Theo, Charlie, Dad, Karen, Rachel


Sister Karen and her hubby Wes bought a speed boat this summer. It’s been, oh, more than 10 years since I swam in a warm MN lake.  CO lakes are cold, making for quick dips, not slow, lazy floats and doggie paddles in warm water that are oh so gratifying. 

Wes driving:


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Rachel, dad, Karen and Wes all in:


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Karen and I did the team sister cannonball:


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That boat went fast!


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Next day my sister Rachel took me to her Community Garden Plot.  Though none were ripe, she had tomatoe’s coming out her ears. 


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Some veggie shots:


Heirloom tomatoes:


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There are other green thumbs in the family. 


Tall “Yellow Flowers” (came from Grandma Quick’s yard which came from the farm grandma grew up on) in Karen’s yard:


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A wash-tub planter in mom’s yard:


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Sure was a great trip!

One thought on “MN Visit in August!

  1. Sounds like a great trip. I’m surprised the lakes are warm in MN! Guessing ill have visit sometime.

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