Except for they really didn't. The Twins actually played a pretty horrible game Sunday when we went but we had fun anyway! We bought tickets to the game for Gabe as his birthday present this year. They had never been to a major league game before so were super excited to go. We also found a good deal on a hotel so went up and stayed overnight. My parents graciously agreed to watch Ezra so we could go,Ezra definitely would not have enjoyed the game.
We headed up Saturday morning and made a quick stop at Cabelas on the way. The kids loved the animals.
After our stop we made our way to the mall in Roseville where we finally found the boys reasonably priced Twins shirts and ate some lunch. After lunch we went to Como Zoo and Park. It said on the website to park and ride the free shuttle because parking is limited and very busy. They were right! After discovering this for ourselves we parked and rode the flamingo shuttle to the drop off point by the Como Park Conservatory. The kids liked looking at all the plants and gardens.
After a great time on the lake we went to check in to our hotel. We ate some supper late and then walked a LONG ways down to the river to watch fireworks(Minneapolis was celebrating aquatennial so they had them that night). We sat on a bridge and watched one of the best fireworks shows any of us has seen(and Carl and I have been in Washington, DC on the 4th). They were great. My camera doesnt do well in dark settings so no pictures, you'll just have to take our word for it. The kids were tired but did great walking a LONG way back to the hotel to crash. The next morning we went for brunch at Hell's Kitchen where we had the most awesome Lemon Ricotta hotcakes ever! Then we checked out and started heading to the game. We walked again and the kids wanted their pictures taken in front of various things. Ty and Callie wanted theirs in front of the fireplace in the hotel lobby.
Here they are at the "checkpoint" what they called this fountain near our hotel. I think they were just happy to see it each time we walked by because that meant we were close to our hotel.
After this we walked back to our van and headed for home. We had a couple tired little base runners.
And one who said he wasnt tired but I'm pretty sure he was at least a little tired.