118/366 – Pile

I want on a kind of spur of the moment photo adventure with some friends this afternoon. We walked through some woods, got muddy feet, washed them in a fountain, and walked along a lake. And the weather was absolutely beautiful. It was a nearly perfect day.

I had quite a few shots I really liked, and that were more “me” but I really liked the lines and texture in this one.

35/366 – Frost Snow

I spent the night at my sister’s house in Minneapolis last night, and when we woke up to go get breakfast we discovered it had snowed just a tiny bit over night. It was such a frost like snow and was really beautiful. Plus this winter has been such a lame winter that any bit of snow is exciting to me.

I wish I could start every morning with fresh snow.

74/365 – Sister

*I stayed at my sister’s house last night, and their internet is a bit rough and couldn’t handle my photographs being uploaded, so I am a day late on this.

Tonight I drove to Minneapolis to hang out with me sister, and after eating some dinner we went to watch the Twin Cities River Rats. The River Rats are a group of water skiers that compete in shows and have tons of crazy tricks and routines. During the summer they put a show on every Thursday night right on the Mississippi RIver in Minneapolis. Tons of people come out with their lawn chairs and blankets, and they have an announcer that explains the tricks and tells stories of the team. It was such an amazing time; it is a must see for anyone that lives in the Twin Cities.

My sister has been bugging me (jokingly) about being in my 365 for quite a while. So tonight while we were walking back I saw the bridge behind her head and thought it would be a good opportunity. So, to my wonderful sister, congratulations on making my 365!

70/365 – Tango Sushi

*Sunday, August 7 – Minneapolis

Sunday was the absolutely perfect day; it couldn’t get any better. I met with a group of my really good friends and we headed to Uptown in Minneapolis for the Uptown Art Fair. We walked around there for quite a while. Luckily my friend Alec was with, since he is just about as interested in art as I am. We would walk from booth to booth in awe of everything we were seeing. We chatted it up with a few of the artists that were in their booths to learn about their processes too, it was so interesting to hear from some of them. Then we walked to Tango Sushi for some lunch. The picture is actually of my friend’s sushi, since I just split some pork dumplings with another friend. After sushi we walked down to Lake Calhoun and rented kayaks. We first kayaked over to a small beach to swim for a few minutes, and then continued kayaking through the lakes that are all connected in that area. After kayaking we drove to Sebastian Joe’s for some incredible handmade ice cream. It was quite possibly the best ice cream I have ever had (and I have had a lot of ice cream). Everything is made right there in the shop, and they use all fresh ingredients. So my raspberry chocolate chip ice cream had fresh chunks of raspberries in it; talk about amazing.

I am not the happiest with my pictures from Sunday, but the day was so amazing that I really don’t mind all that much.

And just because it was so incredible, here is my ice cream. Thanks to my friend Blair for holding it for me while I snapped some pictures.

322/365 – Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Today I went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with my mom and sister. I was supposed to go to an art museum in Cincinnati for a class of mine, but since I was going to be home for thanksgiving I decided that I wanted to go to one in Minneapolis instead. It was so great going to the MIA. It was free, which was wonderful, and I saw actual works by some of my favorite artists. Overall, it was a  great day!

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221/365 – Target Field

Last night I had the chance to go see a Twins game at their new stadium. It is such an incredibly beautiful stadium, I just couldn’t get over it. They did such a good job designing it, and it is so fun watching a baseball game outside with a view of the city in the background. I had such an incredible time, and owe my brother big time for taking me with (thanks Jake!).

I know this isn’t the strongest, or most interesting photo, but I just had to show of where our Twins play!

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