A couple weeks ago - cripes, it could have been a month ago by now, I've lost all track of time....
Anyway - back at the beginning of March Mike had to take a trip to Chicago. He got back late on Friday night and we told the kids that we had planned a special "Boys/Girls Day" on Saturday.
Jake was excited to find out that he and Mike were heading to the Auto Show in Minneapolis. Maddie was excited to find out that I had narrowed down the choices and was even giving her options of how she'd like to spend the day with me.
First up: the guys. They headed out early to be there when it opened. Jake had baseball that afternoon and they weren't going to be able to spend the entire day there.
I received this picture in a text early that morning. Jake was pretty sure that I would totally love this car. He's right; I probably wouldn't turn it down.
While the guys were looking at the mini-Cooper there was a guy whose job it was to keep it clean and handprint-free. Jake was examining the car and said to Mike, "Hey look, Dad - there's a butterfly fin just like on the Bugati's."
Mike said the cleaning guy turned around and looked at Jake and then came over and pointed out a lot of other things about the car. This was Mike's favorite car of the day. It's a convertible. Three guesses as to which kind of car we are dreaming of during retirement?
This was Jake's favorite car of the day. Sporty, racing stripes, and a convertible. I don't have any idea what kind it was and Jake isn't available for questioning right now. I can tell you that at this point his favorite car is a Lamborghini.
Mike's brother owns a very old VW bug. Jake thought they should take a picture of this car to show to Uncle Pat.
I'm noticing a pattern with all convertibles...
This was a special "Hot Wheels" Edition Camaro. I thought this was pretty cool too. Jake said I probably wouldn't have been too happy with most of the cars because he noticed they were automatics. That seems wrong in a sports car, in my opinion.
I'm, personally, on an Audi kick myself. I think they are mostly sharp looking cars and I imagine them to be very smooth running and have lots of fun buttons. I liked the front of this one in pictures, but the back end was odd. Jake knows I like Audis though and thought this was interesting.
There was also the classic section. They even took a picture of the faux-wood paneled station wagon from maybe the '50s-'60s. Very hot. But, Jake loved the orange Corvette.
As for the girls? Maddie decided on breakfast at Perkins followed by a morning at the Mall of America. We went to the makeup store and had mini-makeovers and some instructions on how to apply things correctly.
Then we dined on Taco Bell followed up by Dairy Queen. We walked around and looked/critiqued the prom dresses we saw. Then we headed home.
Mike called us from the road and talked to Maddie. I heard her giggling and saying, "Yeah! That would be great - I'd love a Shamrock Shake."
That little turd...she'd left out the minor detail to Mike that less than an hour before she'd been eating a medium blizzard from DQ!
Next time we've decided to mix things up. We are going to have a date day of son/mom and daughter/dad. Mike agreed to it as long as he doesn't have to wear makeup.