Hi Lazy Lightning Readers! I’m Suzi from Apple Valley, but you might recognize me as “sm” in the comments. I am an avid reader of Lazy Lightning and have been for years. I found Bill’s site after doing a Google search on the neighborhood we had decided to build in and found a bunch of posts from this weirdo named Bill about his disdain for a proposed Super Target that was to be built in our soon-to-be neighborhood. I couldn’t figure out who the heck this guy was and why he cared so much about my cute little neighborhood-and besides, who doesn’t love Target?! Ha. Well, little did I know that I would be reading his blog faithfully for the next four years and really admiring his doggedness and downright devotion to the South of the River area. He’s hysterical and I would be happy to have him as a neighbor any day of the week. What’s even funnier about this is that Bill and I are from the same area–sort of. I’m from Ohio (GO BUCKEYES!) and Bill’s from Pennsylvania. And, we are both bloggers. I have a blog called pinkvanillacupcakes.com, where I write about all sorts of weird things such as my never-ending work/parenting balance issues, struggles with getting fit, crazy pop culture addictions, my new gig as a Scentsy consultant, and other blog-worthy topics. Stop by and check out my blog sometime.
Last week, I asked Bill on Twitter (@suzi_MN) if I could guest post on his blog and he happily obliged. The reason I am hijacking Bill’s blog is this: I have a confession to make to all of you in high hopes that you can help me..
I’ve never been “up north” or to Duluth or to Rochester or to (fill in the blank). Haven’t been on Lake Minnetonka and haven’t even been to Minnehaha Falls! Here’s why: we’ve been so consumed with work, weekend projects, hockey, soccer, dance and mostly travelling back east to see our families that any thoughts of traveling around Minnesota gets pushed aside. I am completely ashamed and have vowed to take this summer and explore my not-so-new home state. I wrote a post called my Summer Bucket List and on that list is a smattering of fun things I want to do this summer and a lot of the items include exploring more of Minnesota. So, here is where you all fit in.
If you had a weekend with no plans and a full tank of gas and plenty of Diet Coke (that’s a nod to you Mrs. Marcos! ha), where would YOU go? What would YOU do? I have travel companions to consider: my husband Jason and our two daughters-Kaitlyn (2nd grade) and Chloe (4). I want my girls to experience true Minnesota, so bring it on! What is a true Minnesotan summer? What do you do every year that makes your summer special?
I can’t wait to read your comments and I will be blogging about them on my blog too.I know you guys will provide me with a ton of ideas and I will be happily trying as many as I can. :) Ok, thanks Bill for this opportunity and I’ll jump back into the comments now…