This visit and our last both took place in early September—the week a short but glorious summer gives way to a short but glorious fall.
Above: Storm clouds gather over the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Below: We spent a lot of time close to home, discovering the paths that wind through my parents' stunning garden (and collecting buckets of rocks along the way).
Jeff and I even got to escape for a dinner date at The Bachelor Farmer, a new-ish restaurant in the Warehouse District that's been getting good press. It was fantastic. We talked about our meal the whole way home and then spent the next day blabbing about it to anyone who would listen.
Below left: Another highlight was our stop at Wild Rumpus Books, which is packed with kids' books and home to many cuddly and not-so-cuddly animals. Below right: We couldn't walk around Lake Harriet without showing the girls my mom's childhood home.