Oops, We Mixed Up the Date!

Oops, We Mixed Up the Date!

It was a hot Saturday as we drove a little over an hour to Community Park in St Francis, Minnesota.  We drove up to meet my parents and sisters at the Great American Farm Tour Minnesota Meetup.

There was a lot of major road construction along the way, and thankfully Nate was driving.  I get anxiety driving in unknown places with a lot of traffic.  Add detours to the mix and I might have gotten us lost.

As we neared the park, we saw a bus heading toward us.  Nate asked me, “Is that them?”  as he pulled the van over to the side of the road.  The bus had slowed and turned onto a dirt road.  The kids were hopping in their seats in excitement as we saw the Great American Farm Tour logo on the side.

We debated if that was the turn to the park, since we were so close, but decided it was a private farm.  We thought they were perhaps running behind and had just gotten to their host’s house and they might be a bit late to the meetup.

The park was mostly empty when we got there.  There were only 3 other cars in the parking lot.  My parents greeted us and let us know that only two of the people were also waiting for the farm tour.  I let them know that we had just seen the bus and perhaps they would be a little late.  The children played at the park and I caught up with my parents.

As time wore on, I began to worry, was this the right park?  Was this the right day?  The other car waiting for the Rhodes left without saying anything.  I began to look for the meetup information on my phone.  My Dad was the one who let me know, but since I was behind in watching the farm tour, I personally hadn’t seen it yet.

It took awhile to find the info because I couldn’t figure out how to pull it up on my phone.  I watched the youtube video to find out the date and I laughed when I realized we were indeed a day early.  I could tell my Dad felt awful about it, but it honestly didn’t bother me.  I called it our planning prep trip.  Now we knew about the road construction and detours and we also knew exactly where the park was.  Sunday, Nate would be a work and I would have to drive up instead.  Plus, I got the joy of seeing my family two days in a row, a rare treat!

We hung out awhile longer, playing with the kids and enjoying our family time.  Cat ended up going with my parents to spend a night at their farm.On the drive home, we stopped at Aldi’s for some snacks before dinner.  It had been a fun day and we looked forward to returning to the park again on Sunday.

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