The Best Kind of Day

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“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”  ~Flavia Weedn

Yesterday was the best kind of day. The kind of day when time sort if stops…and you get to spend a few stolen hours with one of your favorite people on the whole planet. Jana is one of these people for me. We had such a great time!

We went to Trout Scream Cafe in Welch…

photographs by Melissa Placzek

I ordered the AMAZING blueberry pancakes with bacon…and a cup of tea…


We visited the Hobgoblin & Stony End Harps

Jana was looking for a glass flute.

She told me a tidbit about this place that I had never heard before…

The Hobgoblin is one of the four Poem Barns in Red Wing.

They were painted in 1983 as part of a project sponsored by Walker Art Center and Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Each barn has a poem painted by artist Mark Mendel from Massachusetts depicting one of the four seasons.

I had never really thought about this before, but I have seen these while touring the countryside with my hubby and the girls.

each one represents a season.

(more poetry barn pics coming soon!)

They are so beautiful!

While at Stony End…

I took a picture of this sign for my friend Rachel…

just to make her smile 🙂

After Stony End…

Jana and I took a little road trip to Cannon Falls…

We were thinking wine tasting, but the winery was closed.

So we decided to do a little thrifting…

and go to the best hang-out in town…

Old Market Deli.

If you look really hard you can see Jana hiding

behind the flower pot.

We ordered some amazing vino…

and a ginormous slice of chocolate cake loveliness to share…

Is it just me, or does it seem like Jana was trying to steal the whole piece?

hee hee.

While doing a little shopping I spotted this sign.

It spoke to me.

I’m ordering this for my quote wall…

What are your favorite memories with your best friends?



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  7 comments for “The Best Kind of Day

  1. Cami
    March 30, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I enjoyed this entry! I also enjoy the concept of a quote wall. (I am going to copy it!!) I like how you are able to take what seems to be an ordinary day that most of us would take for granted, and come away reminding us that every moment is a gift. Beautiful photography, too! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!

  2. Melissa
    March 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Glad you like it! Feel free to “copy” the quote wall idea 🙂 I love that my ideas inspire other people. Thanks for all the sweet compliments. The photography is coming along…I’m still learning and having lots of fun in the process.

  3. Rachel
    March 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for the harp parking sign photo! It made me laugh … maybe I should get one for behind my garage to solve my “random person parking and blocking my car in” problem! One of these days, we’re going to have to make a trek to Stony End together. 🙂

  4. Melissa
    March 31, 2011 at 8:24 am

    You’re welcome! Couldn’t resist 🙂

    Yes! Let’s make a date.

  5. Jana
    April 1, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Yay for a great day! I had so much fun seeing you! Post= Short and sweet. Hugs to you, Sugar.

  6. Kimber Dunn
    April 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    OMG those are some great pictures that really depict how your day was!! So much fun!! LOVE the quote too!!

  7. Melissa
    April 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Jana! Thanks for commenting. Love you so 🙂

    Kimber-Thanks! xo

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