Or, seven reasons I am glad to be back…besides the obvs.
We’re just settling in and unpacking today, so, um, this is what you get.
Meijer: More specifically, being able to buy wine and food in the same place. Yeah, I can’t do wine right now, but the idea that I can buy wine and food in one stop again is pleasing to my palate.
Vernors: Ginger ale is weak in MN. I mean, it doesn’t even have ginger in it. And when I drink it, it doesn’t make me sneeze and it doesn’t make my nose burn like crazy the first few sips. That stuff? That’s ginger ale.
Non-redic Speed Limits: I am by no means a fast driver. I like to hover at five above if I want to live dangerously. Here? I’m getting pulled over like a common criminal. 35 is not an acceptable speed on a large, open road, my friends.
Somerset Mall: Is that weird? We have the Mall of America here, but let me let you in on a little secret: it has the same stores as most other malls, but it just has two or three of them. Somerset has my j. Crew, Banana, Loft, Crate n Barrel, J. Jill, Sephora…I’m sounding like I have money to shop. I don’t. But the browsing is nice.
Football Games: I am not huge into football unless I am watching Michigan State. Mike and I can finally go back and catch a few games at our alma mater. Memories.
Lukich’s: Best Polish food you’ve ever done eaten. Whenever we visited MI, I demanded to go here. It’s the tiniest little family diner place, but the food is abundant and delish. Perogis? Sauerkraut? Vinegar Cole Slaw? Stuffed cabbage? Drool.
Date Nights: We don’t get a lot of these outside of the house. I can’t wait until I can call my mom and say, “Mike and I want to go out to dinner somewhere that has high top tables and requires a necklace. Can you take our bundle of joy and temper tantrums?” She’ll be all, “Of course!” And we shall feast like royalty…or something like that.
I make it sound like MN is the worst. It’s not. Remember my post two weeks ago? The Mitten just has an edge when it comes to most things. I may be biased. Maybe.
Go see Jen in TX. They do things bigger there.