Sunday morning started out with a slightly too early alarm followed by a drive out to the middle of nowhere (I can only assume that sentence could be used to describe literally any race day). It wasn’t too bad though, and I was pretty excited at the prospect of finally being in a place where having a lead foot is a good thing. We checked in, signed our waivers, made it down the very steep hill to the pit area with no incidents (can’t say the same for another team who lost all the contents of their cooler in the trek), and set up our tents. So began a day full of waiting and anticipation, which on one hand was great due to the perfect weather, but on the other hand was horrible for my nerves. I’m one of those people who is super nervous about trying something new right up until I’m actually doing it. […]
Minnesota has a large number of strange statues hanging out on the sides of its roads. I don’t remember how I found out about them, but it has become my life’s mission to see every single one of them. So when I looked at the June destinations for the Morrie’s Road Trip contest, I was delighted to see Rocky Taconite on it. Sidenote: I am possibly literally the only person in the state of Minnesota who knows what Rocky Taconite is—which is really sad since I’ve only lived here for three years. Come on guys. But anyway, this finally gave me the perfect excuse to go on a weekend road trip. […]
Are you trying to decide where to get your fireworks fix this July 4th? Here's your guide to shows happening around the Twin Cities. Apple Valley: 10:00 PM at the Freedom Days celebration (Johnny Cake Ridge Park East - 5800 140th St. W.) Eagan: 10:00 PM at the July 4th Funfest (Eagan Community Center festival grounds - 1501 Central Parkway) Forest Lake: 10:00 PM (Forest Lake American Legion - 355 W. Broadway) Lakeville: 10:00 PM at the Pan-O-Prog summer festival (Lakeville North High School - 19600 Ipava Ave) Maplewood: Dusk at Light It Up Maplewood (Hazelwood Park - 1663 County Road C) Mendota Heights: Dusk (Mendakota Country Club - 2075 Mendakota Drive) Minneapolis: 10:00 PM (find a viewing location) Mystic Lake (Prior Lake): 10:00 PM at the Rock and Rockets Fourth of July Celebration (Mystic Lake Casino - 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW) Roseville: 10:00 PM at the Party in the Park (Central Park - 2540 Lexington Avenue North) St. Paul: At the conclusion of the St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field Stillwater: 10:00 PM (Lowell Park) White Bear Lake: 10:00 PM at Manitou Days (Memorial Beach - 4980 Lake Ave) Woodbury: 10:00 PM (Bielenberg Sports Center - 4125 Radio Drive) Get more information from Pioneer Press.
We at Morrie’s love finding organizations to support through donations of time, money, or other resources. We often work with organizations like Perspectives and Make-A-Wish, but this week we gathered in the MHCC Dojo to kick off a new partnership with PAB’S PACKS. PAB’S is an organization that provides backpacks full of comfort items to teens that spend a lot of time in hospitals due to chronic illnesses. The founders, Pia and Abbie, are two remarkable teenage girls who came up with the idea after having their own experiences with long hospital stays. The lifelong friends were grateful to have each other, as well as family and friends, as a support system through their hospital visit, but they noticed that some of the other patients weren’t in the same boat. […]