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So you need to get away. Get away from the spouse, kids, your job, your hectic life. But you don’t have much time, just the weekend. I firmly believe some of the best therapy is bestie therapy. What better way to do that than to take a weekend getaway to have fun with your best friend(s)?!
It doesn’t have to be an extravagant trip where you fly somewhere. Just take a road trip to a nearby bigger (or smaller) city and make a game plan. My bestie and I live in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area so we planned a trip to “The Cities” (referred to as Minneapolis, MN). The trip is about a three and a half hour drive, so we definitely get in some good chatting/singing/road raging in. Our game plan was to first stop at the Albertville, MN Outlet Mall to do some shopping therapy. We definitely got our steps in and bought a few things.
We made it to our downtown hotel, checked in, stretched our legs and got ready for our night out.
First stop, Shout House Piano Bar.
My bestie had never been there, so I was super excited to take her. We had reservations for 6:00 pm and got there to eat some grub before the “show” started. The cover was $8, but if you get there before 7:00 pm you didn’t have to pay a cover.
This bar isn’t your average bar, it’s got food (try the cheese curds), signature drinks with a glass you can take home (they’re expensive, bring your wallet), and live entertainment of 2 guys playing popular songs on two grand pianos that adorn the stage. If you are celebrating an event you can get the birthday boy/girl, bachelor/bachelorette, on stage by putting in a request (along with a nice tip). It’s very entertaining and the whole bar gets involved.
Our next stop was to hit up a dance club. Because after a few drinks and singing who doesn’t feel like dancing?! We went to Reverse Ultra Lounge which is only a block away from Shout House. We got there about 10:30 pm and apparently were the first ones there. They had a deal going on that night where ladies get in and drink free (rail drinks of course) until midnight as long as you coat check your coat for $5. Pretty good deal if you ask me! I love going to the club, not just to dance, but to people watch. There were some awesomely fascinating people to watch that night. Like this guy…
He was dressed to the nines and ready to dance. Oh, good times!
The next day we ventured to Twin Cities Premium Outlets located in Eagan, Minnesota for more shopping therapy. This place is AMAZING and has some of the best deals I’ve ever seen at an outlet mall. I got some awesome new Nike cross trainers, found some new boots, got a gorgeous Coach purse, a birthday gift for my boy, and got my hubby some clothes. All of these items were at least 40% off and some were 70% off. It was phenomenal!
Look at my precious!!
The drive home was equally as fun as we laughed about all our shenanigans the night before.
So if life throws you a curveball or some wrenches, take a time-out with your bestie. You’ll definitely find your bliss again!
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