September 25, 2013
Yesterday, Fast Horse celebrated its anniversary – aka “Founder’s Day.” It’s been 12 years since we opened our doors, and every Oct. 1 since, we take the day off and have some fun as a team.
Weather permitting, we always start Founder’s Day with an outdoor activity. In recent history, we’ve spent the day at Bob’s family cabin, played lawn games and grilled in Minnehaha Park and enjoyed a St. Croix River tour on the Lady Chateau.
This year, we headed down to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a self-guided walking tour of the beautiful gardens and fields that are home to various collections of plants suited for northern climates. I’ve never been before, but the arboretum was beautiful and I know it will only get more so when the leaves really start to turn colors – definitely check it out!
After an amazing picnic lunch, we were having so much fun playing lawn games that we decided to skip our planned tram ride in favor of a “touch” football game. I say “touch” because things got rowdy. Let’s just say that the very first play resulted in a sidelining injury, and there is now a brace involved. Game on!
The day continued with a happy hour on the rooftop of Moto-i in Uptown and wrapped up with a private dinner at Tilia. We always close out Founder’s Day by getting dressed up and bringing significant others to a nice dinner where we can raise our glasses and toast to Jörg and this wild ride that we’re all on together.
Here are a few highlights of our day.