This past weekend I went and spent the day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It is in Chanhassen, MN. A little town about 45 minutes from where I live in the city that was recently on the list of best small towns in America. It is a very pretty area with green as far as the eyes can see and it is of course, home to the arboretum. Which is a HUGE and beautiful place. There were no fewer than 6 weddings being set up there on Saturday. Totally understandable as each area is like walking into a different sort of fairy tale. We took a lunch and a camera and ran around the grounds. They are setting up the new scuplture garden and there was also an art crawl. I do like to pretend I am in another world on occasion(that occasion is not really very rare) as that is just the sort of fruit cake I am. But it really is worth a visit. If nothing else you can exhuast your children out there. Bring water and you can mostly certainly get a tremendous work out by walking the grounds. But they also offer tours for those who prefer a more leisurely way.