Saturday, September 27, 2014

Minnesota State Fair Virgins

For the 2014 MN State Fair, we took Becker's parents to their very first fair experience!

Although we got rained on, we did lots of people watching, beer drinking, cheese curd eating, and giant sliding!

Fresh cut grass chapstick. Check.


Giant slide!!

DNR Fish Pond

Reprieve from the rain

Becker County exhibit! Love this photo :)

Largest pumpkin. 


MPR booth.


Can't walk past without sticking our heads in these



Kare 11 special seats!

Enjoying Sweet Martha cookies


Our buddy's band 4OTF playing the fair

Leaving the rainy fair


The MN State Fair is definitely an experience! Usually too much to do in one visit but always worth it!

-B


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Becker/Jordan Household Visits The Mile High City

I wanted to share some of our pictures from our trip to Denver in August. We had a blast and were there to check a Red Rocks show off of our bucket list...CHECK! We saw Jack Johnson and it was a perfect evening.

We used the service car2go instead of renting a car and it worked out so well.


We were lucky enough to have family to stay with in Denver while we were there. The apartment was perfect, right in the center of the city and gave us great access to everything - restaurants, bars, parks, museums, and there was usually a car2go within a few blocks of us.

We stayed quite busy while we were there. Highlights included:

Denver Botanical Gardens Chihuly exhibit:







City Park and the Museum of Natural History:




Ran into Dave Simmonett from Trampled By Turtles who was playing the bar across the street with his band Dead Man Winter (and then a sold out Red Rocks show the next night!!). Spotted him, said hi, shook his hand, said we were also from MN and have enjoyed their shows at First Ave, pretty cool experience.

this was my attempt at taking a picture of the theater...




The breweries!



A great lunch with Phyllis.


We found the most amazing breakfast spot - Snooze. Go there now.



And Jack Johnson at RED ROCKS!



Denver was a great town to spend a long weekend in - tons to do and easy to get around. 

-B

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paul McCartney At Target Field

In early August Becker got tickets from work to see Paul McCartney perform at Target Field. The seats were amazing - row F on the field.




It was a bit of a zoo to get into the actual venue but once we were in we barely moved from our seats. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see him perform and we quite enjoyed ourselves. My personal favorites were Blackbird, Live and Let Die, and Let it Be. We were right in front of one of the large screens so I was able to snap some close pics of those:







There is a great write up of the show over at CityPages.

-B


Friday, July 18, 2014

Rock the Garden 2014

Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center was a two day event this year. We grabbed tickets to both days. The first day was Saturday, June 21st - the first day of summer - and the weather was so perfect for it.


I went with Danielle and Tim down to the concert to grab some good seats on the hill.

Jeremy Messersmith! Yes!

Stage.

Striped tanktops!

Check out Becker's blonde mullet. HAH.


The guys on their phones.

More stage.

Ian and I!

Day 2. Weather wasn't as great and neither was the lineup! Dessa was the highlight for us on Sunday.

We drank through the other sets...

Rock The Garden is always a fun time. It was our sixth consecutive year attending! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ian Turns 18

My LITTLE brother turned 18 on July 2nd. What? We had a really nice family birthday party for him where we ordered in some pizza, had some ice cream cake, sang, and celebrated Ian.

Waiting for the cake after dinner.

The cake en route.

The cake arrival.

Waiting for the singing to cease...

Going for it...

Getting at it!

Still working...

These candles are insane...

Quick break from candle blowing out. He's 18, he can do whatever he wants.

Ahh! The sweet reward for blowing out all the candles!

Happy happy belated birthday brother Ian. It was a fun day to celebrate you. Let me know when you want to go to the casino!

-B