The first day of our visit to Julie’s & Chip’s new house was spent at home, touring their new house and exploring the neighborhood. The house is in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul, MN, an older neighborhood, convenient to both the airport and Chip’s new job at the University of St. Paul and within walking distance of Como Park / Zoo and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The houses are older, the Small house being built in 1905, and the neighbors are mostly long-time residents.
Logan decided to sneak off and have an apple snack while we were touring.
Can’t say I blame him. They were yummy apples.
- Down, down….
Thought I had more pics of the basement, but maybe they are on my phone. The basement is a very comfortable family living area. That’s where they toys are, and the tv, too. (We watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics after the kids went to bed Friday night.) There’s a nice tiled bath with a shower. John and I slept on the futon, and felt like we had a private suite.
The back yard is built for kids. A playset with two swings, monkey bars, a slide and a club house resides across the back, next to the garage and its basketball hoop. The driveway area just outside the garage provides a nice space for riding toys, bikes and sidewalk chalk.