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If You're Ever in Alexandria, MN

If You're Ever in Alexandria, MN

Last weekend we loaded up a caravan and drove 6 hours into the wayyyyyy north of the land o lakes. 

You know, the drive was long. If you're going into rural Minnesota, I recommend a few days at least between car rides. 

But, alas, up we went to celebrate an old friend, getting married!

We stayed at a family cabin on a lake outside of Alexandria, MN.  

These views were my wake up call. Eggs and bacon sizzling were my wake up smells :) 

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Alexandria is surrounded by lakes connected by underpasses. It's a cute little town! A booming main street and plenty of property that overlooks the water.  

Because it was too cold to enjoy the water, we headed to a local winery, Carlos Creek Winery.  

I did the Red Wine tasting, favorite was the Trinity. It tasted like Gouda cheese....is that appropriate wine palate?

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Excuse my mouth, had something very important to say real quick.

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Venice style, we rode the boat to dinner that evening.

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We saw all the dream houses. Sadly big enough to house 12, and only used a few times a year by wealthy doctors. Classic.  

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We rolled up to a drive up bar, dreamed about the sand volleyball court next to us, and washed down the good old fried food with a summer beer.

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After wine and presents, we drove back to OUR lake :)

The next morning we said hello to the lake, made breakfast, drank pumpkin spice coffee out of Luthern Church mugs, and packed up.  

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To break up the drive, we stopped at French Meadow for brussels and wings on the way up Friday AND Truce for some juice on the way down Sunday!! I got the matcha cashew milk again! Yerrrrrm. I would drink that with cereal every morning, no problem. 

Minneapolis is the pearl of Minnesota. I love the shops and the variation of things to do and being SO close to lakes, streams, and timber. It's just a weeeeeee bit too cold for this sniffly gal.  

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Paige and Nick get married SO SOON! Capping off this wild year of beautiful marriages in a couple of weeks!!  

Happy Weekend from cozy Pleasant Street! 

Emily 

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