After living in Minnesota for 5 1/2 years, I had yet to experience the thrill of the Holidazzle parade. Bob decided this NEEDED to change and planned a fun evening with friends! One of the HUGE benefits (and one of the few) of working overnights is still having my evenings free to meet up with friends…so even though I had to work the entire weekend we still had plans every day!
Bob, Stacy, & Emily
It wasn’t too cold, but was the first time I had been out in below freezing weather for an extended period of time. I don’t think I EVER will be used to the cold! Bob was so excited to see the parade since it had been many years since he had been.
The Joe Mauer ‘Doodlebug’. I couldn’t help but smile when everyone cheered when the Doodlebugs stopped and turned in a circle.
The lights were awesome, and with Bob’s affinity for anything bright and colorful he was in holiday heaven!
Santa and Mrs. Claus brought up the end of parade!
The city was gorgeous at night and Bob led us around downtown through the SkyWay and I loved being able to get everywhere without having to step foot outdoors. I pray that I never get lost, because having inherited my mother’s sense of direction, I would NEVER be able to get back to where I came from.
Bob and I
We also met up with some of the girls from Bob’s old Bible study group and had a fun time walking around downtown and ended up at Macaroni Grill for dinner!
Darcy, Chantal, & Bob
Bethany & I
At Macaroni Grill they put down white paper over the tables and set out crayons that are too tempting to pass up. After a few minutes our inner kids came out and we were playing hangman! Bob got a little upset since I beat him 3 times in a row….my Hanging With Friends App practice came in handy!
We also played the ‘Dot Game’ which was a favorite of mine from childhood. Once again I beat Bob, but luckily the food came and he was happy! I loved their Macaroni Bites and we had such a fun evening being able to spend time with friends!