I have been telling Susan to come to Sioux Falls and run the marathon since it first got added to the half marathon in 2010. She's fast, and could probably win it. About a year ago, she told me that her boyfriend, Eric was really good friends with one of the guys who was opening a brewery in town, so now they had twice the reason to come visit. Yessssss!
They got in on Friday, so we did some sightseeing in Sioux Falls after grabbing lunch and coffee. And by sightseeing, I mean we went to the Falls of the big Sioux river. And our cities namesake.
It was a gorgeous day, so we got to spend a lot of time walking around taking tons of pictures.
We went to my new favorite restaurant for dinner, Ode to Good Food. Where we were served a palette cleanser of grapefruit sorbet with champagne. Yes please.
Once dinner was over, we went to the Fernson Brewery so Eric could see his friend.
I got to go on a second brewery tour, so before too long here, I should be able to give them to anyone who wants to listen.
Fernson recently started distributing their beer in cans. I loved seeing cans as far as the eye could see.
It was only the end of the night when I realized that Susan and I had yet to even take a photo together. Not okay.
Saturday I was stuck working, so Eric and Susan got to spend the day exploring the city together. After work I went to packet pick up and then met them and Kyle for dinner at Redrossa.
Sunday after the race, Susan and I hustled up to get to a sports bar before kick off. GO PACK GO!
She's cute, even if she is a Bears fan.
Beer and bling, a post race tradition.
We left at halftime to watch from my couch, in pajama bottoms, and with the added bonus of pug snuggles. Ollie is in love with Susan, and kept her comfy on the couch most of the afternoon.
She also napped with a Packers snuggie, but since I'm a friend, I won't put a sleeping photo of Susan on the internet for the world to see. Just know that she looks very nice in green and gold and we would welcome her with open arms as a Packer fan. :)