Over Valentine's day, David and I headed to Waubun, MN for a weekend of relaxation with some friends. What a great weekend it was! Beautiful weather, skiing, fantastic food, great friends. What more could you want?
A few highlights:
On the way up there, we met Kym and Kyle at the Good Life Cafe in Park Rapids for lunch. So good. I had the Veggie GLC sandwich with a salad and it was very good. Just a fun restaurant with a great vibe, good beer, yummy food. Can't wait to go back.
We stayed at the Rainbow Resort and loved it. The owners were so friendly, the ski trails were nicely groomed, the cabin was perfect. If you are looking for a place to spend a winter weekend, I recommend it.
I haven't skied since I was maybe 12 or 13. I was a little leery, but really enjoyed myself. I only had problems on one trail, but even Kym took off her skis and walked down some of those hills. Of course, even when I did fall, the view was pretty good.
There were four couples, and we split up the meals and everything we had was fantastic. Rachele and Owen made some amazing wild rice soup. Michael made his famous chili. Kym's lasagna was excellent. Heather made the most amazing french toast. And I was told that my blueberry pancakes were great!
Of course, if you are in small town MN, you must visit a town bar, so we headed to the Waubun Store and Bar for a few rounds. You walk through the store to get to the bar. I have to say, and I kid you not, this place has the best french fries I've ever had. They are beer battered, and oh my...could have eaten those all night.
It was sad to leave on Sunday, but I think we'll be back. Hopefully this will become an annual or semi-annual event.