Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hiking, The Swarm & Shanna's Birthday

Last weekend was a busy one and with all fun events. We woke up Saturday morning and got our stuff ready to go hiking. Patrick wanted to try out his new hiking boots, so we decided to head to Jordan to the Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area. It ended up being a good day to try out the boots, but a miserable day to go hiking. It was cold and rainy and I had tennis shoes on so my feet were soaked by the time we were done. I guess if I am going to get into this hiking thing, new shoes are in order. Patrick's new boots worked awesome his feet were actually dry when we were done.


After our little hiking adventure we had a couple hours to relax before we were meeting our friends at Nick's new house. Our plans for the evening were to go to a Swarm Lacrosse game at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul. Nick and Elysia bid on a Swarm Suite at silent auction and won, so they invited some people to join them. I had never been to a Lacrosse game or sat in a suite. Lacrosse is much more violent than I expected. They even stop the game for fights just like hockey.

Swarm Game

A dedicated fan in the suite next to us.

Swarm Game

Swarm Game

Swarm Game

Swarm Game

It looks like a nail biter from this photo of Jachin, but it really wasn't. I think I just caught him at the right moment.

Jachin at Swarm Game

Here is the fight they stopped the game for. It seems like hockey fights are quite a bit more intense.

Swarm Game

The best part of the game was this cheer everyone did after the team scored.

Swarm Game

Swarm Suite View

On Sunday we headed down to Shanna's house for her annual birthday brunch. She served us some tasty breakfast burritos. We also were able to meet her boyfriend Blake and play his version of ladder golf. Overall it was a weekend full of fun activities. It makes me excited for summer.

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