Weekend at the Ranch

Spring finally hit Minneapolis two weeks ago, so earlier that week I requested Friday off so that I could head up to my parent's place which we call Robertson Ranch.

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It always feels like a mini vacation up there since their spacious house sits on 20+ acres and has beautiful views.

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I drove up on Friday and upon arriving, my mom and I headed to the grocery store together. We picked up some food for the weekend and then headed back to her house for lunch.

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I brought some treats from Bellecour -- their macarons are simply the best! 

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We hung out for a bit and then later that evening, we made some guac and pico to have with our quesadillas and taco salads! This is a meal that always hits the spot! 

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Later on, we enjoyed some frozen yogurt while watching a movie -- my mom shares my love for the creepy Lifetime Channel movies, so we watched a few of those over the weekend! 

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Before heading off to bed, I used their jacuzzi soaker tub -- I can't wait until we have a bathtub again! Our current house only has a shower and I miss taking a relaxing bath -- especially in the winter! 

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The next morning I enjoyed some coffee while reading a book before we decided to head out for the day. 

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We headed out to a local park to walk on the trails -- we got a little lost on the way and I was starving, so we swung by Starbucks to grab a snack and a water. It felt SO good to be outside and walking around -- we must have said "it's so nice out!" at least 10 times during our walk.

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Our our way to the park, we passed by the cutest little house! The colonial style home is my absolute favorite! 

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Upon arriving home, my dad suggested going out to dinner at a little local restaurant. We ordered flatbreads and then a couple of desserts before heading back home.

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The next day, my mom and I went for a long walk around their neighborhood -- it's such a different life up there with neighbors spread out so far! 

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I decided to take advantage of my parents' in-garage vacuum system and give my vehicle a good detailing! It felt so good to get all of the salt and sand out of the car.

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Sunday was much warmer than the previous two days, so we were able to sit out on their porch and enjoy our lunch -- their porch is one of my favorite things about their new house! I stayed out there for awhile to read and then my dad lit the firepit that resides in the middle of the table! 

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Of course this called for some marshmallow roasting! 

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Later that evening, I packed up and headed home -- I actually had to turn on the AC for a bit during the drive home -- crazy considering the fact that we had almost 20 inches of snow just a week earlier! 

Do your parents live nearby?
Have you turned on your AC yet?