The Wednesday before Super Bowl we ventured downtown to check out the super bowl live events. It was pretty exciting having the super-bowl in our own town and we didn't want to miss out on this opportunity to experience it.
Our kiddos have an early bedtime, since Isaac is on the bus before 7 am, so it was mainly an in-and-out operation. We had dinner at home then got everyone bundled up and left for downtown, a whopping 4 miles away. We weren't sure how parking was going to be but we were SO lucky and got street parking two blocks down and it was FREE after 6! YAH!
Viking jersey in ice & the fun photo op snow globe (which we didn't wait in line for)
There were actually a lot of long lines for a bunch of fun stuff we had heard about, but we didn't want to dedicate that much time to the adventure and instead just wondered the few blocks. Here we got to watch a drum line for a bit.
Isaac led us into this little booth where they had a few games while advertising their company (which I can't remember what it was) but they each got a little bag, score! Super Bowl paraphernalia for free!
Then we wondered down to an area they had built up with snow for a skiing track. It went up over 9th street acting as a little hill. The skiers were cross country skiing down, up the hill, down the other side circling around and came back to where they started. The kids enjoyed watching a few runs of that.
There was ice sculptures and this is about the point we stopped walking down, cut through the IDS tower and made our way back to the van. It had started to snow and it was very pretty. Minnesota had it's way of showing off for all our guest the week before super bowl. It almost snowed everyday and stayed nice and cold so the guests could really experience the bold north, haha!
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