Saturday, February 23, 2019

running running running

Today is another day the Olson clan will be traveling in different directions. Anders and I are staying in town where Anders will perform in a music contest with a brass quartet. I am working concessions at the music contest from 10am-4pm.

Brad, Katie and Osten are headed to St. Louis Park for a basketball tournament from 11am until about 9pm.

Then tonight, I will head to Hudson to go out to dinner with friends at Mama Maria. It's our annual Valentine's dinner, but then the basketball tournament came up so my Valentine can't join me...oh well. Hope to update posting with results and photos later.

Update 2-24-19
Anders quartet sounded beautiful and received a rating of 1 (excellent rating) from the judge. They did not qualify to move on to state competition--superior rating.

According to the River Falls Music Department, 109 entries performed, 51 events received a Superior rating, 42 events received an excellent rating, 16 events received a very good rating and 4 events received a best in site rating (all day, they were the very best performance seen by judge).

Katie's basketball team won their first game, lost their second and one their third so placed second in their tournament.

Osten and Brad went to the Lego movie and both reported it to be great.

I decided to skip my friends dinner and take my 17 year old, Anders out for dinner at Mariachi Loco and to the movie the Upside at the Falls Theater. Very enjoyable movie. We ended up having to sit near the top of the theater so we couldn't get out to get concessions. We opted to head to Mei Mei's cookies to order really delicious made to order ice cream sandwiches. Mine was vanilla bean ice cream in chocolate chip cookie sandwich while Anders ordered a chocolate ice cream in chocolate chip cookie sandwich. YUM!


The Upside was based on a true story and this photo shows the movie characters on the left and the true characters on the right.

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