First stop was coffee and a scone at a local coffee shop. This may be routine for many other people, but it isn't for me; and I thoroughly enjoyed quietly reading the paper and enjoying my little breakfast.
Next stop, a little shopping in an area of town that I rarely get to. I was pleased with my find of two new tops.
By now it was nearing lunch time and my plan was to stop at Lunds in Edina and pick up food for my "picnic" at Arneson Acres Park. I brought along the book I'm reading, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford, and read in the park while I had my picnic of chicken salad and a croissant. Here are a few photos from Arneson Acres.
Two views from my picnic table.
Good timing for me... the daylilies (my FAVORITE flower) were in full bloom!
After lunch I drove to Noerenberg Gardens in Wayzata. Because of the long drive, I seldom make it out to see these gardens, and it is always special when I do. They are calming, inspiring, glorious.
I had such a wonderful anniversary celebration... I think I'll celebrate again next year!!