On Saturday some of us girls went and did a little shopping and then met up with the group for lunch at Bonzer's. Bonzer's was another place that was commonly frequented by our group in college. They give you baskets of peanuts and serve beer in huge glasses known as "Scooners." Luckily it is smoke-free during the day so we didn't have to battle the second hand smoke!
After lunch, the girls started getting ready, which really reminded me of my days in Delta Gamma. All of our rooms were connected, so it was easy to pop in and out as we were all getting ready. My friend Amy did my hair and Katie did my make-up. I try to look presentable on a daily basis, but hair and make-up are not my forte. I told Amy that if I ever make it 'big,' the first thing I will do is hire her to come over and do my hair every morning. She is so good at it. This photo shows the results of my 'make-over'.
We headed to the hockey game at the Ralph Englestad Arena, which is an AMAZING venue. I am pretty sure I read somewhere that it rivals many of the NHL venues. I can't really do the venue justice like our WHC organizer Matt could, so suffice it to say that it is worth braving the sub-zero temps to see a game here.
The Sioux were on a seven game winning streak, so we definitely timed our visit at the peak of their play. The game with Denver ended in a tie. I can't say I watched much of the game, though. I spent most of the time getting caught up with the people in our group - there were 19 of in total, and many of these 19 don't live in Minneapolis so it was fun getting caught up. We never did manage a group photo, but here is a picture of some of the girls that were in attendance.
The weekend was a blast. I don't know if it was the presence of cigarette smoke, or my lack of an immune system, but I came down with a cold on Saturday morning, which got progressively worse throughout the weekend. As a result, I was in bed pretty early on Saturday night. We got up early this a.m. and headed back to Minneapolis. All I could think when we got back was, "Home, sweet, home." It was at least 10 degrees warmer. I didn't feel like I was going to get frost bite when I got into my car. It was my no means "balmy" but still feel dang good compared to the temps in GF!
Now I'm nursing a Gatorade and pounding advil & cold medicine in the hopes that I can kick this cold asap. I just don't have time to be sick this week. My 28th birthday is under 2 weeks away and all that I really want is an immune system. So if someone can arrange for that gift to wind up at my door, I'd be forever grateful!! I know a gift of that nature isn't possible, so for now I am re-ordering some Shaklee immune boosting products that will hopefully keep me from getting sick on a weekly basis!