Skip to main content

Red Wing 4 Shoes

I was supposed to go to Lake City this weekend to shoot some fall 360s for their tourism board. We were going to stay at a hotel and then go to the Red Wing shoe sale after. The leaves weren't changing colors, so we ended up just making plans to go to Red Wing.

I needed new boots and Scott said I couldn't get the ones from Target because they'll fall apart. Meadow's eating a donut?

I suppose she is. Now that I think about these were from Lindstrom. I had picked some donuts at their famed bakery.

Theo's sad he didn't get a donut?

I'm sure he got some sweets.

Before we could go we had to change out our summer for our winter clothing.

We have one small closet that Scott and I share so we trade out clothes seasonally. All my sweaters and long underwear were in our winter clothing bin.

I'm knitting Theo a sweater for Christmas. Luckily he won't remember that I had to try it on him to make sure it's fitting.

Meadow's happy because she graduated from the 5-point harness to using a regular seat belt.

When we got there the line was much longer than last year. Every few people leaving were warning that pickings were slim.

I didn't find anything except a pair of winter hiking boots, which Brooke thought were hideous.

They didn't have my first two choices. I ended up finding these in the men's section. Scott's embarrassed because they're the same pair he got last year. 

They are nice looking I suppose.

Afterwards we decided to check out Red Wing Brewery for pizza and brewskis.

Apparently this is where everyone goes after the shoe sale.

I mean craft beer + Red Wing Boots = hipsters heaven.



Everyone here under 40 was wearing Red Wing boots and red flannel.

Meadow got her house brewed root beer.

 The beef and horseradish  pizza was killer and the beer was good. Probably come back just for the pizza that uses the spent grains from the brewing process.

Definitely coming back.

We talked about going apple picking again. Our trip to the boot sale took a lot longer than planned. Luckily we passed a sign for a farm selling apples.

We nearly ran out of gas, but we ended up with a bunch of apples.

We made one last stop before heading home to get things for our Halloween costumes. Can you guess what we're going to be?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bu Bye Chicago, Hello Milwaukee

The morning after the wedding we had leftover bagels for breakfast.
...and Brooke looked out the window.
Haha that's not me, that's Emma. See what I mean? My own husband can't tell the difference. 
By the way did you know we had roommates in our hotel room?
I also ate leftover pie from the wedding. 

Despite having to be quiet at night we enjoyed sharing our room with Tyler, Emma and Olive. It was kind of like a big sleepover.
Then we had to check out and head to Pilsen for lunch.
Tyler had been talking up Nuevo Leone for a while now, so we skipped Burrito House this time.

Next time it's a must. That's two times in a row that I didn't go to Burrito House. 
Pilsen is one my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, so I was easily cajoled.
I'm not exactly sure how they do their laundry with the machine facing the window.


Tyler, Emma and Olive got lost or something, so we walked around for a bit.
Brooke really wanted to eat this hot dog, but I said "No, it's a paint…

Faribault Bike Ride Makes Us Buy Meadow a New to Her Bike

Scott had some shoots south of the metro so we tagged along for the day. 
After shooting the quickest shoots I've ever done we ended up in Faribault. We got food at the lowest rated Mexican restaurant in the southern Minnesota city. My instincts say these folks don't have a taste for authentic Mexican food and I was right. Restaurante El Colibri was so good.
The trick to finding good Mexican food is avoiding the places that have the typical Mexican restaurant decor, you know the ones with the painted seats. 
We brought along our bikes so we could take the Sakatah Singing Hills  State Trail. 15 miles from Fairbault is the namesake Sakatah Lake State Park. There they have 4 bike in camp spots (they were reduced to two because of COVID). We thought about bike camping there , but sites are first come first served and we'd hate to bike there with all our stuff only to find they were full.
Always doing tricks.
Instead we just went for a nice, really flat, bike ride.

Labor Day is Oh So Great at the Cottage. Even This Year.

We planned on skipping the cottage for Labor Day thinking a lot of people would be up. Turns out that wasn't the case. We decided to spend our first day going on a bike ride.

We each towed a kiddo behind us. 
Pulling a bike trailer on a single speed gets to you after a while. Scott wanted to keep going down Sheltered Valley Road. We joked we should add Theo's trailer to Meadow's tag-along.
It actually worked and wasn't half bad.