Nice to meet you on this last-minute-planned-surprise-the-hubby birthday trip.
Let's see. First we checked into the hotel. That was fun because it meant getting this munchkin out of the car. If you'd have experienced the last fifteen minutes of the car ride, you would understand why this is a highlight.
Then we accidentally stumbled upon the first-ever Target. I guess people in Minnesota don't know that there are Targets everywhere, because when we told the cop tonight that we had a Target card (long story that I'll get to in a second), he says, "You have Targets in Kansas?!" like it was the craziest thing he'd ever heard. Anyway.
There was a drive-by of Ikea. I guess that was kind of exciting since I've only ever seen an Ikea one other time, but it would be much more exciting if we would have had the time to actually GO there. Then again I would probably be broke now.
And some nice dinner out, a trip to Mall of America, the Minnesota Children's Museum and so on and so forth. You know, all the touristy stuff.
And then we went for a leisurely walk around the lake. And then we got our car broken into. And then we got packed up and I sent Tim to the store for Oreos and got the kids in bed and - OH - right, the car.
Apparently people will break into a car in the middle of daylight in a very affluent neighborhood with people EVERYWHERE. Who knew?! And that fact that there are two car seats in the back and the thing they steal is a DIAPER BAG makes no difference to thieves. I don't know that I mentioned it on this blog before, but about three weeks ago my wallet was stolen at a Children's Zoo. What is WRONG with people?! I am beyond sick over this. I'm angry and hurt and violated and...I just feel stupid. Naive and stupid. As the cop said, this should make for a windy drive home tomorrow.
Minneapolis, I hope we can meet again on better terms.