Moving to Minneapolis, one thing that excited me was actually seeing the Mississippi River for the first time. Mom also looked forward to seeing it on her visit so this afternoon we walked out on the Stone Arch Bridge and stood in the middle of the river (well, actually above the river). An unexpected bonus was watching a large group of kayaks go through the dam at St. Anthony Falls.
We also worked on postcards today. I chose a pattern and fused mine for our August family exchange. Ann worked on beading her sunflower center - this is her first attempt at ribbon embroidery.
Mom finished up her poinsettias and has started beading her centers too. This is also her first attempt at ribbon embroidery. In fact, Mom prefers machine work and said that she didn't think she'd be able to do this when we started. As usual she managed to do a very nice job.
We went to Mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary's and finished off the night with a spectacular fireworks display which we watched from our balcony.