We played tourists. She had a list a mile long of all the things she wanted to do this weekend. We did most of them... shes around for another month so we had to leave some things undone.
Saturday we went to Fort Snelling. It was hotter than hell with no shade at the fort. We were sweating like crazy and all I could think of was how bad I felt for the people who were dressed in costume. We also accidentally stole 2 bottles of water. While we were getting the passes to get in I went over to the cooler next to the register and took out a couple bottles. I heard my aunt tell the lady we were also getting them and assumed that was the end of it, so we walked off. Turns out the lady said I had to pay for them at another register and I didnt hear over Lea getting excited over something so my aunt assumed I heard and took care of it. So after an educational movie before we went out to the fort we were stopped by a surly old woman who watched us like we were just about to shove nick nacks in the stroller left and right even after we paid for the waters.
Then we went to Fort Snelling cemetery so my aunt could say hi to someone shes related to but Im not...which actually makes me not related to a lot of people she is and thus makes my going to a lot of these family things shes been dragging me to pointless... but thats kind of a family secret and we really dont talk about that. Sometimes I do wonder if some of the older people Ive been meeting who can still remember why we arent actually related think its weird that Im there or if they just assume no one told me so I dont know. I dont say anything. I think my aunts in denial about it more than anyone.
After that we went to Minnehaha park, took some pictures, waded in the river, and got some snow cones from the creepiest ice cream man ever.
Sunday was all spent at the MN Zoo. We got there as soon as they opened and stayed until close to closing. Im thinking about getting a membership next year. Lea had so much fun.
Monday we went to the science museum. We really only wanted to see the Mayan exhibit but Lea seemed quiet interested in running around so we let her go nuts.
Lea is exhausted.
My aunt will be back again next week. She said something about taking it easy next weekend...then mentioned wanting to see a cemetery in an obscure town where she says we are related to most of the people in it. Again, WE arent related to these people. SHE is. Honestly, I havent seen her this deep in denial since we took that trip to Egypt.