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My Favorite Things about Minnesota!

favorite things about minnesota

We are traveling to Minnesota this week to visit our families, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things about our home state.

1. The snow… just kidding

2. Brasa
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This restaurant is so good! I love their crispy yuca and their rice and beans are the best. Ryan always teases me that the rice and beans are my favorite, but they are amazing. And everything on their menu is gluten free!

3. My nieces and nephews

Now plus another little girl, these guys are adorable.

4. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus

After spending 4 years there completing my undergrad, it feels like home. Although half the time it’s freezing when you walk to class, the few weeks we can sit outside and enjoy the mall area are beautiful!

5. Mall of America
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What’s not to like?
-It’s in one big circle.. so you never get to the end
-520+ stores
-25 rides and attractions
-32 Boeing 747s could fit inside the Mall
Want more fun facts about MOA? Click here.

6. The Bodies of Water (land of 10,000 lakes!)

This is a picture of the river by the University of Minnesota campus. The only bodies of water we see in central IL are man-made ponds.

Lake Calhoun is another favorite spot.
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7. St. Anthony Main
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Taken by Peter Sieger.

This is a fun place to grab dinner and walk around and enjoy the falls of the mississippi river. Ryan proposed here!

8. The Minneapolis River Rats
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The River Rats are a water ski show team. Their events are always free and something fun to do in the summer.

9. Minneapolis Farmer’s Market
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One of the best places to buy fresh produce with over 170 vendor stalls. Oh, don’t forget the kettle corn!

10. Bun Mi
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This is Ryan’s favorite place near campus. It’s a french, vietnamese, asian sandwich shop. He says he is going through withdrawals and is trying to convince me to go while we are home.

And of course, my favorite Minnesotan term, uffdah.. which I have definitely been caught saying!

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  1. I must admit I absolutely detest malls but just once I would love to check out Mall of America …
    And I LOVE that shot of you on your wedding day with your nieces and nephews. That is just precious!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. Very nice pictures! I don’t think I could survive one winter there. I LOVE to snowboard, but not for 9 months! It’s so fun to visit home though :)

  3. YAY! :) I always get so happy when I see/hear someone say Uffdah. My grandma has a framed cross-stitching of that on her wall. Have fun in MN – I wish I was visiting too. It’s been so long since I’ve been home :(

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