We loved our road trip through the American west! So, Beth was a bit down as we left the western states and turned eastward into Minnesota. The western states had signified what was different for us – different terrain, culture and experiences. The north central states – part of the US Midwest (where we’d grown up), seemed like familiar territory. We weren’t ready for anything that felt like “home.”
Our friends, Marlee and Kenton, hosted us for a great weekend in Wayzata, Minnesota and showed us a wonderfully unfamiliar place. They didn’t let us down.
We watched a parade, saw baby animals, ate fair food as we walked (and no, we passed on the deep fried pickles, fried cheese curds, and cookies sold by the bucket-full). We also saw a dressage competition; visited a statewide display of arts and crafts; and definitely people watched.
We were all tired when we arrived back at Marlee and Kenton’s house by Wayzata Bay.
We’d never been to the Walker Art Center, which was only a 10-minute walk from our rented AirBnB apartment.
We love mini-golf, and Beth was quickly recovering from her funk that Minnesota would be “too much the same.”
…we decided our travel experience in Minnesota had been anything but ordinary.