Monday, October 15, 2012

My Mini Minn. Weekend (Recap)

I finally pulled myself together and got my recap of my trip to Minnesota together to share with you guys! So here goes!

Saturday morning, MG and I flew out to Minnesota and landed around noon. We were picked up by MG's friend J, his other bestie's wife and her two little boys. We went to lunch at this awesome place called Yum! 

That place lived up to its name cuz the food was SO good! I got the tuna melt and it was probably the best tuna melt I've ever had. After that we went back to the house and I met MG's other best friend, K, for the first time. We let little guy open some gifts that we had gotten for him and his brother, one of which included Hulk Hands--perhaps the funniest present we could have gotten:
Little man then proceeded to attack MG with his Hulk Hands (almost always on backwards). Hilariousness. 
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K works for the Vikings--his job is ridiculously cool, but he works a ton during the season. You'd never know that he works with pro-athletes for his job--he's really down to earth and a super nice guy.

That afternoon we went to the Vikings training facility and got to see where they work out, their equipment, the locker rooms, etc.


MG tackling little guy
After that, we went back to the house and hung out for a bit while K had to go back to work to prep for the next day's game against the Titans. The four of us (MG, J, M, and I) all got ready to go out to dinner at this FAB place called Chino Latino. If you ever go to Minnesota, I HIGHLY recommend this place (but you need reservations in advance). The atmosphere is fun, the food is REALLY good, and the drinks are awesome too. The food itself is a fusion of different foods from popular places around the world. 

We ordered a bunch of food for the table, drinks, and sat and shared stories. J and M asked about what my thoughts were when I first met MG, they told stories from back in HS of all 4 of them, and K was able to meet up with us after his meetings--basically, it was a hysterical night that was tons of fun.

So much fun, that we forgot to take pictures. Boo.
We headed back to the house and after hanging out for a while, and laughing lots more, we all called it a night.

The next day was the day of the game. We had lunch at a place whose specialty was the "Juicy Lucy" burger. What's that?? Oh, just the best burger ever. It has the cheese INSIDE the burger, so when you bite in, it's cheesy goodness oozes out. Heaven!!
After our awesome lunch, we went to the game, and once we got there, we were able to walk onto the field before the game while the players were warming up. 

K saw us from across the field and came over for a bit.

Literally, we were this close. I'm not zooming in at all.

Us and the Vikings guy. MG told him he should be on Game of Thrones.
Vikings guy was silent, took the picture, and walked away lol
Watching the team warm up

After this, we headed to our seats where the players' family sits. Our view was awesome!

Adrian Peterson coming onto the field
Right before the Vikings scored....
It was a great game, the Vikings won, and we had an awesome time! 

Unfortunately, the weekend flew by crazy fast and before we knew it we were on a plane back to DC and real life.

I'm so glad that I finally got to meet MG's other best friend and his wife and their kiddos. They are some of the nicest people you'd ever meet. It's a shame we all live so far away because it would be wonderful to be able to see them more often. 

I'm glad that MG knows good people. Says a lot about someone :)

So, that's my recap! Did it look like a good time, because it most definitely was!!!


5 comments:

  1. Very cool! Looks like it was a ton of fun!

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  2. Yall had amazing seats!! Now that's a great way to watch the game!

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  3. I'm a high school coach's wife and I've learned to love football! :) I am a new follower from the Mingle Monday!

    http://itsthelittlethings-ash.blogspot.com

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    1. I like watching football in general, but it is SO much more fun when you're there in person!

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  4. Looks like so much fun! YAY meeting the bfs friends!

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