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Coronavirus: Week 4

The weather seemed a bit nicer so we decided to take a long bike ride. This was my first time leaving the neighborhood since this started.

Since we didn't get to go up to the cottage at the end of Meadow's Spring Break, this seemed like the next best thing to do.

I'm always surprised by what trails are and aren't busy. The Midtown Greenway wasn't bad.

And the light rail trail was mostly empty except for a few passersby.

Whoops, along the way Meadow got Brooke's scarf stuck in my rear wheel.

Still insists on wearing her mask. 

We skirted the busy riverfront and biked down Nicollet Mall. I missed seeing big buildings. The random young dudes hanging out didn't make me optimistic that the stay at home orders would end sooner rather than later.

The young bikers were also not doing a great job of spacing themselves. Hopefully they're roommates.

By the time we were near the sculpture park I was pooped.

We took a little break at Thomas Lowry Park so the kids could burn off some energy/Scott needed a break pulling these kids around.

I wasn't wearing my mask, but I sent a pic to my brother while we rested. I'll mostly use it when shopping. Brooke even put a filter in-between the two layers of fabric.

Then we were ready to ride back home.


After putting Theo down for a nap Meadow and I played salon.

She made me real pretty.

I like the Mimi look.

Then I got to makeover Meadow. 

We saw so many houses with hearts in their windows on our bike rides. Meadow and I made a design for ours. 

We had a quick meal from leftover miners enchiladas. Our Mexico vacation seems like ages ago.

Meadow is suddenly into playing frisbee.

She's back in school now, distance learning. During a "recess" we played some frisbee out back. When Brooke was done with work we went over to Lyndale Park as a family.

Theo showed Brooke his soccer skills.

Meadow read about Anne Frank to Theo and I on her second day of distance learning. She's loving learning from home. I have to help her along, but she's a smarty pants and does really well.

It's felt like spring the last few days.

Theo always wants to be like Meadow.

He was heartbroken when we told him he had to use his seat.

The warmest day yet! 68 degrees.

Meadow actually moves pretty quick on her blades. And thank goodness she can ride in the street without all the cars.

I helped her out on hills.


Cool dudes! (I was secretly having a heart attack when they did this.)


We went home for potty break and actually went for another ride with Meadow on the back of my bike.

On the third day of distance learning, Theo decided he'd had enough of clothing.

Theo usually hangs around until he finds something to do.

Shoe stealer. 

I make lunch for everyone. And Theo makes goofy faces.

Hide and seek continues to be popular activity when he have to stay home.

We ended up doing a family walk over to Lyndale Farmstead Park. Today we got Meadow to use her scooter.


Minneapolis changed the park rules to one household may use the playground equipment at a time. I still say no, but Scott said she could go down the slide once.

She was wearing gloves...

Theo chased birds at Brooke's urging.

And Meadow invented a new sport.

She's afraid of silly things like getting her face wet but she's brave at other things.

Seemed like a good time to clean out our garage. We have a lot of bikes.

Brooke was off on a Friday for Easter weekend.

Brittany sent the kids bunny ears for Easter.

Meadow requested rye chocolate chip pancakes.

Back on the bikes. This time to pick up beer and return something. We've only used our car a handful of times since our return from Duluth. I hear gas is super cheap, but we haven't even used a quarter of a tank yet.

We were a little ahead of schedule to pick up our crowlers so meandered around one of our old neighborhoods.

Lake Street is a little more crowded than we're used to so the masks go on.

We got our three crowlers from Eastlake Brewery and then made our way back home. We were running low from our last beer run and thought we should support a few of the breweries that don't distribute. They deliver, but curbside pickup seemed like more fun.

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