Friday I met up with Kimmy downtown for some food and a long walk. We toured the skyways which, in the past, I had only briefly experienced after-hours. On a Friday afternoon they are *packed* with people moving from building to building and finding a place to eat, shop, or relax.
This particular day, Kimmy suggested we eat at Potbelly Sandwich Works located in the IDS Center. The place was absolutely packed with hungry pedestrians but Kimmy assured me the line would move fast. After surviving the shouting match while placing my order over the noise in the place, we made it up to the serving line and received our sandwiches. Over all, they were pricey ($14.40 for two of them and two pops), and they were a bit small. We ate the sandwiches in the open area below the restaurant.
While eating, we were approached by a representative of the Fresh Air Campaign which is a group funded by various anti-smoking sources who are interested in finding out the public’s feelings about the Hennepin County smoking ban. Thankfully we were only required to give our first name and our thoughts on the ban. Kimmy and I are both for the smoking ban and were happy to help. We got a couple free mints for our hard work during lunch ;)
Saturday was a busy day. We started out at the MnGCA Breakfast Buddies Event in Burnsville at 8am. We enjoyed the morning of chit-chat and eating but couldn’t do any after-breakfast caching because Kimmy had an appointment in Eagan for her nails and hair dye. While she was there I continued my quest of cleaing the garage and preparing the cardboard recycling. After picking up Kim from that she had an appointment at LensCrafters for her glasses and contacts. Because the eye exam took so long I had no time to finish the garage before meeting up w/Aaron and some others at Old Chicago in Roseville. I spent the evening drinking some Redhook Autumn which was described by the waitress as “like running through a forest.” To me it just tasted like Sam Adams Summer Ale. What do I know?
Sunday was full of cleaning, recycling, and getting ready for the wedding. I finished the garage and carted the cardboard to Farmington for recycling. I swept out the garage and reorganized the boxes and shelving. Kimmy started doing some picking up inside and prep work for the centerpieces and gift bags. After an afternoon visit to the new Kowalskis on the corner of 46 and Cedar, we stopped at Target for some Rubbermaids, and then made dinner.
I was absolutley beat at the end of the night but at least a lot got done!
See all the pictures from this weekend here (Friday), here (Saturday), and here (Sunday).