Kenny Chesney in Sioux Falls

Back in December (I believe it was) I surprised my hubby with tickets to see his favorite musician, Kenny Chesney. Time flew by and before we knew it, we were on our way to Sioux Falls for the day/night to enjoy the concert. We of course took some extra time out and visited a few spots in the city for some exploration.

I’ve seen MANY pictures etc. of the falls, but have never actually been there. Well, I finally made it! It also, did not disappoint. So beautiful!

Next we discovered the Japanese Gardens. This was probably one of my favorite spots in the city. SO very beautiful and peaceful. It almost seemed like a hidden gem of the city.

We also got a suggestion from an awesome colleague of mine to visit a local brewery called Remedy Brewing. I have to admit, this is probably on my top all-time favorite breweries I’ve visited. The beer was SPECTACULAR and the environment was very unique and relaxing. Of course we had to try the candied bacon. 🙂

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We topped off the night witnessing a truly epic concert. So happy we were able to make this happen and enjoy another AMAZING weekend together! ❤

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Kansas City 2019!

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Derek and I just recently returned from a vacation to Kansas City. We had an absolute blast the entire time!

I don’t think most people would think of Kansas City as a vacation, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Only a 10 hour drive away, it was just the right distance to get away for a bit.

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Often known as the “City of Fountains” that aspect surely didn’t disappoint. Every few feet of walking it seems to provide a new different, unique fountain to look at. I’m sure we didn’t even begin to see the coolest of them.

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One of my favorites was the Power & Light district in downtown. We often found ourselves walking around talking about how we don’t know why more cities don’t create something like this. If you ever get the chance, definitely go check it out!

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Another great stop we made was the Kansas City Zoo. In my personal opinion, it was just the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. Besides, they have PENGUINS!!!!! Not to mention how neat it is of how CLOSE you really get to get to them! ❤

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The famous Christopher S. Bond Bridge in Kansas City was also one of my favorite “landmarks”. So beautiful!

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One of the places I think is probably most often over-looked is the Kauffman Memorial Garden. OMG! So amazing and beautiful!

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I also have to include a special THANK YOU to our amazing friend Tricia, who rode along and really helped make this trip truly memorable! ❤ Who doesn’t love traveling with one of their best friends?

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Overall, if you get the chance, take a road-trip to Kansas City and enjoy the place! I hope we get a chance to make it out again sometime soon, and hopefully that time the Royals or Chiefs will have a home game we can check out!

Derek’s Surprise

I’m a sucker for being able to surprise someone I love with a thought out gift. Anyone that knows Derek would be able to tell you his favorite musician is Kenny Chesney. Well I’ve been working on it for awhile and decided to surprise him with tickets and a hotel room for xmas. I couldn’t wait until xmas to give him the surprise though… Here’s how I told him. 20181218_113024

He was going to get off work earlier than I was so I left this envelope on the counter for him when he got home. I also decided to text him a picture of it to build up some anticipation. When he opened it, here’s what he found.

Now we have another event to look forward to, and will start our spring BOTH getting to see our favorite musicians. I get to see Skillet on March 31st with the love of my life. Then, we get to see Derek’s favorite, Kenny Chesney on May 17th! Happy start to 2019 for us!

Bentleyville 2018

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Since I (Bobby) had to travel to Duluth to work for a couple days. Derek and I decided to extend the trip a little and enjoy an extra night. Although we didn’t have a ton on our schedule to do, we enjoyed a night with our good friend checking out Bentleyville. We also met up with some friends we met on our trip last year for a great supper. Overall a wonderful mini-getaway. It’s the little things like this that make me truly happy! ❤ I do highly recommend checking out Bentleyville at least once in your lifetime if you haven’t before.

Duluth – Work & Mini Getaway

Derek and I had the chance for a little mini-getaway to Duluth this past week. It was a much needed mini vacation and at the same time I got to spend a couple days working out of our Duluth location and seeing the rest of my team.

This was my very first trip to Duluth so there was plenty to do and see. We enjoyed a ton of small local business shopping, and some great dining experiences with plenty of brewery visits as well (see our post on the breweries here). I do have to admit, I can’t wait to go back when the weather is warmer and can get to enjoy a few more of the outdoor activities though.