It is funny because, while I feel like the only place in the world for me is inside these four wonderful walls, Minnesota still feels like home, or at least the home of who I am. I don't get back nearly enough, and when I do, it feels like it is such a whirlwind of activity and attempting to get all of the visits in that I can.
~ah, the 80s...
This year I am heading back for me 20 year high school reunion. #2 and I leave for the airport first thing in the morning. I am really looking forward to traveling with him, as we have never done so - just the two of us - before. We are spending our first three days with my dad, in the small town he lives in, just off the Mississippi River on the Minnesota side. I will then be leaving him there with my dad, and driving south-west, to visit friends who are incredibly dear to me - friends that I have known since elementary school. After two days with them, I will be heading north, to Minneapolis, where I will be staying for two nights with one of my very dearest friends (we have known each other since first grade!) and going to the reunion with her.
Along the way, I am hoping to meander through back roads, past farms and pastures, in search of rustic barns, weather beaten fences, lazy river beds. I will of course be traveling with Francis, and you know that she and I will be stopping as many times as necessary, shooting as much as possible!
I am also going to what promises to be one HUGE vintage sale. The fabulous Jill of Forever Cottage will hopefully be meeting me in Oronoco, Minnesota and I will definitely take all sorts of photos there!
I will be bringing my laptop along, but am not sure if I will be posting. Have a fabulous, wonderful week and I look forward to sharing all of my photos and stories when I return!