August 27th, 2010 Just passing through…
This trip has been lots of fun, but through the whole of it, It just feels like there hasn’t been enough time to spend with the people who were once my closest friends in my home town. A week and a half is a long time to vacation in such a small town as Mankato, and yet, we ended up so busy during the whole of it, there were people I still didn’t get a chance to see.
As usual the favorite spot to hang out in Mankato was the Wine Café- a building in Old Town which is exactly what it says on the tin- a cafe that’s similar to a bar and coffee shop at the same time. They specialize in wine, and serve the best Sangria I have ever tasted.
Next up was the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN. This is the only Ren fair I’d ever been to, and it’s totally awesome. I’d recommend this place to anyone! I bought a pair of really awesome fairie wings which I don’t have a photo of, my husband bought a great traveler’s hat, I got some new earrings which I’d fallen in love with, and we generally had a great time. Huzzah!
After visiting friends in Saint Cloud, MN, we traveled further east to have coffee with a close friend at a George Webb Restaurant in New Berlin, Wisconsin. This was the same restaurant that a close friend who recently passed away would have coffee. As I was unable to attend his funeral, I wanted to at least say my mental goodbyes in the place we’d spent the most time together.
From there, we moved on to sweet home Chicago to stay with a close friend. Last night, we went to the best pizza place on earth: Pizzeria Uno #1, on Ohio St. in Downtown Chicago. It was every bit as good as I remember it.
Tomorrow, I plan to arrive in Denver Colorado at the very first Chipotle, located on Evans St near the campus of the University of Denver. Meet us there! We plan to arrive at 7:00pm local time.