04 July 2011
with our busy schedules, jared and i don't get a lot of opportunities to get out of town. on friday, i had the day off work and, with the excuse of bringing my camera to the only person around who will fix it (who happens to be 40 minutes away), i took a little solo afternoon trip to stillwater. stillwater is a super cute little town right on the minnesota/wisconsin border that is chock full of crazy antique stores. while it can get kind of busy and touristy in the summer, it being a friday afternoon, it wasn't too bad. and after taking care of my camera business, i was more than happy to take refuge in a few air conditioned antique stores since it was about 105 degrees outside. after accomplishing my antiquing goals, i dipped my toes in the st. croix river and watched the lift bridge go up to let the boats pass through. i couldn't believe how high the water was-flooding the riverside park where i was, and allowing a gap of only about 4 feet below the bridge when it was down.
even though it was just a quick trip of a few hours, it was so nice to get out of my normal routine, and take a little time to myself to just wander around and be in my own head. definitely something i need to remember to do more often...