So when I finally knew that I was going to take my trip out to Minnesota I had posted the article from the Minneapolis city pages into a group called 'I love NE Minneapolis' and asked if anyone might want to hang out and grab some drinks.
The response was overwhelming with people giving me suggestions on where to go and what to do and wanting to meet up. One guy even said I could stay at his place.
I mean seriously, how cool is that? And I love the little tidbit about "if that's the direction that the party goes"
Small backstory. Are used to work for a wine company that would distribute and ship wine to Minnesota. We had this bottle of red Moscato that was notorious for exploding. At least once a week I would get photos from customers where their white carpets would be completely ruined (I know I know... white carpets). It wasn't just limited to Minnesota but The thing was any time this would happen to somebody in Minnesota they would call me and be like "eh, my kitchens ruined, the cork smashed the antique vase when it popped off, it killed my dog and 3 cats, but hey, no worries" I loved Minnesota people then, I love Minnesota people now.
Really? This would NEVER happen in Massachusetts! This guy saw a random post of mine on a Minneapolis Facebook page and within 15 minutes he's giving me $150 bottle of wine and telling me that I can stay at his place. The skeptic Massachusetts in me declined his invite to stay.
I went to go pick up the bottle of wine on Saturday morning. He gave me the address and I so wanted to get pictures from inside but this place was way way too ritzy to do that. It was in a high rise building that had a courtyard out back, a concierge and gold everywhere. This guy was legit. So seeing as I was too chicken shit to take a photo inside, here is a pretty picture of his front door. Lovely isn't it?
And there it is (along with the car rental paperwork and my car charger) I never said I was a professional.
There is another picture of the groom and everyone else posing with the bottle. I've reached out to Steve hoping he has the picture. Once I get it I will update.