Minnesota might be my favorite city. We were south of Minneapolis in the St. Peter’s area for a college ITA Regional Championship (college tennis) tournament. We flew 900 + miles to Minnesota watch our son play three matches. And, we loved every minute of our time next to the courts.
Just sitting next to him, waiting for his matches, was a gift. A bundled up gift next to me on the hill. As a mom, it brought back so many memories of loving every second this toddler would just crash on the stairs and take a nap. Never wake a sleeping toddler.
To see my son, who grew up on tennis courts continue to play in college was a proud mom moment. He learned life lessons on and off the courts that will carry him through his college years and beyond. He learned at an early age how to handle loss and disappointment and how to be a gracious winner. As his parents, we were so excited (and so much more relaxed than junior tennis) to watch him play as a college player. Imagine that? We weren’t stressed out this time around. Maybe that’s why he is having so much fun playing college tennis. And, practicing with the girls’ team might have something to do with it too. #wink
In addition to tennis matches, we got to grab dinner and breakfast which was a fun, casual way to have one on one conversations. Every time we visit we grab breakfast at a place called Longfellow Grill. There is a card shop right next to it and it’s a favorite for those laugh out loud, sometimes naughty cards. I always buy a few cards for close friends and family!
Before we left to catch our flight we left a few pumpkins on his front porch. And, yes this is his rental house. Four college guys surrounded by first-time homeowners, new parents, senior citizens, and other college students. All ages and stages are represented on his block.
Here are a few things I found online while
Weekending in Minnesota…
I have a 1/2 dozen new shows in the queue to record. What shows are you recording?
I recorded Murphy Brown because I was curious.
I taped Single Parents because I love the main star (from SNL) and it was created by Regis Philbin’s daughter (she has her own production company). It was surprisingly cute and funny!
I might have taped a few Hallmark movies.
And, in between matches I found a few favorite things on a few blogs.
This might be my new favorite appetizer.
Check out this story on a what a town did to bring attention to potholes. It’s the cutest!