Archives for January 8, 2011

January Celebration Day 8: Hell’s Kitchen And Dora

I can’t say I ever thought that Hell’s Kitchen and Dora would have anything in common. But today they do. And here’s why, mostly in pictures:

We got up at 6AM and drove through St.Paul to Minneapolis:

Had breakfast at:

Where I ate Lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes:

Afterward, we went to Trader Joes and IKEA to shop. Then had dinner at:

Then went to the Mall of America and finally met one of my most favorite people ever: Shannon.

Spent the rest of the evening with her and her adorable family, listening to “I want to see Dora” for hours.

Overall? One of the best days I’ve had in a long, long time.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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