Oh Monday, so hard to embrace you when the weekend was so much fun that I’m sad to leave it behind. Saturday started off bright and early with Lloyd needing to get in a 7 mile run since he’s training for a half marathon later this fall. While he was doing that, I convinced Reagan to hop in the jogging stroller and we headed out for 4 miles of our own. It was my first joggling stroller run in awhile, so I was ready for it be be pretty challenging, but with the gorgeous trail views to distract me and the crisp and cool early morning temps, the miles flew by. My sweet little running companion helped too since she kept up a running commentary. We finished our runs at just about the same time and after quickly showering, headed over to the lake.
Fall is officially upon us and the leaves are falling. You wouldn’t know it based on the weekend temperatures however. We were in the 80s all weekend which definitely made it feel like we’re still clinging to summer even if the scenery tells a different story. No lake day is complete without a sunset cruise on the boat.
This scene never gets old. It is one of my most favorite things in the whole world.
Sunday morning Lloyd and I left Reagan with my mom and headed north into Minneapolis. Our destination:
The University of Minnesota campus for the Vikings game! The team is in the process of building a new state of the art stadium, but since it won’t be completed for 2 years, the U of M is sharing their facility. Their former facility was a dome as will be the new stadium, so it was a completely different experience being in an outdoor stadium for a Vikings game.
We grabbed some pre game fuel first.
His and her Chipotle burrito bowls photographed oh so quickly since there was a line stretching to the door and I didn’t want to look like a total nerd :). We also split some chips and guacamole. Afterwards we walked around for awhile to check out the tailgating festivities since we had plenty of time before game time.
The hot sun made us really miss the old dome environment but we were glad we weren’t sitting in snow :) We grabbed some refreshments to keep us cool.
I tried a Redd’s Apple Ale for the first time. It looked and sounded pretty good so I figured it was worth a whirl. It kind of just tasted like a mild apple juice? It was just sort of ok. I think I would have liked it better in a bottle since that’s always my preference but wasn’t an option in the stadium. And the hot day warmed it up a little too fast so I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more crisp and cold.
This was the scoreboard before the game began and I forgot to snap one at the end, but I can tell you we emerged with a 41-28 victory over Atlanta, woo hoo! We try to attend at least one game every season, and we definitely picked a good one this year folks! Since it was an afternoon game, we didn’t get back to the cabin until late so we spent the night there before getting up super early this morning and heading home to get ready for work. Back to the grind.
Hope everyone had an equally happy weekend and your new week is off to a great start! We’re hoping for some more fall fun this week/weekend. I’ll be back with updates for sure.