Weekend in Northfield Part 1
Posted: June 26, 2013 Filed under: Family and Friends, Play, Travel | Tags: Froggy Bottoms, Northfield, The Archer House, The Contented Cow, VFW
Well, it’s been one of those weeks. This post was supposed to go up Monday, but you know….it’s been one of those weeks. Sigh.
But, anyway….DT and I had some fun last weekend. My birthday present from him was a mini getaway to Northfield, a quick and easy drive south and a bit east from the Twin Cities. A little background on why this destination: a couple of months ago in the Sunday Star Tribune’s travel section, there was an article about Northfield, and what a quaint place it is with its downtown, shops, and restaurants. And so accessible from where we live….our interest was piqued! Then my birthday just happened to be right around the corner…. 😉
We left Friday afternoon and rolled in just before 6:00.
We stayed at The Archer House River Inn – what a neat, old place right on Division Street, Northfield’s main drag. And the Cannon River right behind.
Our room was 302, “Memories.” All the rooms were named and had varying decor.
“Memories” was log cabin-y and cozy.
The Archer House lobby:
DT signed the guest book:
And then we were off to see the town.
Our first stop: Froggy Bottoms. This would turn out not to be our first and only visit. A solid basement bar.
Being right along the river, Northfield has several bridges that connect one bank to the other. We crossed ’em all multiple times. And you’ll see multiple photos of ’em too. 🙂
Up next was the good old VFW. We had to.
We rounded out the night listening to some music at The Contented Cow.
DT and I were goofy and candid on our walk back to The Archer….but I kind of love these pics. Awww (blush).
More on our time in Northfield tomorrow!