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A Drone, Pie, Pride and a Food Truck Fest

We would eventually get some pie at a local institution, but first we had another Minneapolis summer weekend to take full advantage of.

Momma was still tired from a long week at work. Theo was ready to take on the day.

Meadow on the other hand was still fast asleep.

She's always in some weird position when I wake up.

We had a bit of Pride doughtnuts leftover. I grabbed one before heading out to pick up a drone for work. And fun of course.

Theo is finally big enough for his jumper.

Reading books and talking about Legos.

When I got back we had to test out the DJI Mavic Pro. 

I also picked up that vintage bike. I wanted a bike to keep at my parents so I have one there. This one came with a although probably not safe anymore child seat. It was listed for $20 on Facebook marketplace. When I picked it up the husband answered the door and told me just to take it. Score! It does need a tune up and new tires.

Leftover potato salad for lunch? I guess so.


We went to Veteran's Park across the border in Richfield after getting some paint and other condo items at Menard's. There was supposedly a giant zip line, but it was out of order when we arrived. Instead I just tested out the Mavic.

The most exciting thing about the park was a baby toad.

We got back and I made chopped salad for dinner. It ended up being another name for chicken salad. So, potato and chicken salad in the same day.

No idea what we are looking at here. 

The other day while driving by the Curran's restaurant, which we do a lot. I finally stopped to read their banners and noticed they have a pie deal. After 7pm its only a $1.50 for a slice of pie. 

I adore this tiny side street house that we always walk past.

We'd never been to Curran's in our lengthy time living all around Minneapolis. It's went through iterations as a drive-in and diner, but the current version isn't too old.

I've always wanted to stop here. Looking through the menu the prices are pretty cheap, especially for the kids menu. We will have to try this place for breakfast sometime. 


You can't go wrong with pie a la mode.

Meadow is the worlds slowest dessert eater and that's ok.

She likes to savor her desserts. 

I'm really digging our renewed love for Minneapolis.

The next morning we all got up and Meadow decided we show go to the Pride parade. 

Meadow loves the bus. One day she said she hates riding in the car and would rather take the train, the bus or bike. It makes me feel like I'm parenting right to hear that.

We got there in time only for a Blake Lives Matter parade to postpone the parade. Until we take POCI complaints about policing seriously I think we can all wait for a parade. After all the gay rights movement was started because of very similar complaints. 



Meadow and I pointed out all of the cool shoes while we waited patiently.

After a little over an hour the parade started.

I think Theo was excited for the parade to kick off.



Meadow watched the parade from my shoulders. I'm not sure if she understands what the parade celebrates; she loves the rainbow flags and unicorns. I do try to tell her it's celebrating folks like our friends Cayla and Amanda who are able to love freely.


Because the parade was delayed we headed out a bit early.

Walking back from the bus stop we passed this awesome house.

As soon as we walked in it started pouring.

Meadow really wanted a rainbow flag at the Pride parade. I told her she could make one at home instead.

With Wonder Woman cape and pride flag in tow we went to Uptown for a food truck rally.

Meadow always complains when she has to walk somewhere. We usually get her to go along if she takes her scooter. Without fail she gets "too tired" for the scooter and decides to run instead.

We met up with our friend Nate and surveyed the offerings. It was a bit overwhelming.

I just love that we could walk to this event. 

We got the giant pretzel from New Bohemia's food truck. Meadow would dig this.

Nate got Meadow a smoothie from Whole (sum). They have a brick and mortar store just down the street from us. 

I wasn't expecting it to be so crowded since it's an all day event.

There were so many options, but we settled on Hot Indian Foods.


Meadow got some falafel of course.

We had split from Nate and were planning on going home when Meadow told us she wanted a snow cone. We caved in and finished off the night in appropriate fashion.

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