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You guys, spring finally made it to Minnesota. Can I get an amen? Maybe throw a hallelujah in there if you’re feeling it.
This state is still so new to me, even more than year after moving here. There’s so much to do and see and we haven’t even taken in a fraction of it. I want to fix that. And not only so I’ll have something to blog about.
Here are 10 things I want to do in Minnesota this year
Our first year here we lived just a few miles from the capitol, but somehow that was not motivation enough to go in for a tour. I’d love to get in there and be that person who takes pictures of everything.
I’ve always wanted to go spelunking, mostly so I could use spelunking in more of my daily conversation, but apparently that involves going into “wild” caves. You get dirty and have to actually know what you’re doing so you don’t get lost and die. I’ve decided I’ll settle for touring a commercial cave where my chances of survival are greater. Plus, the Mystery Cave State Park just looks pretty cool.
In the Heart of the Beast puts on these amazing large-scale puppet shows, and I’m itching to go see one.
4. Go apple picking
Normally I like my food to just show up on my plate with very little effort on my part, but I’m willing to make an exception for apple picking. And there are so many places in Minnesota to pick-your-own fruit. Apple Jack Orchards, Minnesota Harvest, and Minnetonka Orchards are all high on my list.
It’s a museum set within the ruins of an old flour mill that chronicles the city’s flour milling history. I feel a little bit like a geek for wanting to go. I just really like to have a better understanding of where carbs come from.
We actually visited the Como Park Zoo, but didn’t have a chance to go into the conservatory while we were there. It looks kind of amazing. And it’s free. And again, I want to be that person taking too many pictures.
At least once this year I want to go and be surrounded by fruits and veggies. I’ll buy a bunch of them too. And get them home and wish I had a chef. Have I mentioned that I don’t like making dinner? I’m convinced some people were born for a life of leisure. I am one of those people.
I’ll be honest, at first I thought it was the North American Beer Center. Then I went to the website and was brought back to reality. It does look cool though, and they teach you how to deal with bears if you encounter them in the wild. And since they just spotted a bear strolling around not too far from here, I think it might be a good idea to get educated.
I haven’t been to an amusement park in forever. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been to one with Ryan at all. How can that be? A travesty! I might need to put this one higher up on the list.
A booze-cruise is optional, but preferred.
Do you have any big spring/summer/fall plans?
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