The Minnesota Adventures (Day 4)

Today was the last full day that we had in Minnesota. It was a pretty relaxed day.

The day began with breakfast made by my mother and then it was off to the comic book store to see if Jamie could find a comic that she was looking for. After that it was to the local mall to shop and see a movie.

At the end of the day an observation was made by Jamie; that was the 1st time that we had ever seen a movie in a theatre as just the two of us.

The Minnesota Adventures (Day 3)

Today was spent in St. Paul looking at the Snoopy statues and also going to the state capital. It was pretty fun. I like St. Paul, but it is a little far to go to on a regular basis. Espically when the streets are as quiet as they were today. It felt like a ghost town. But, it was nice to walk and take pictures without the obstruction of people on the street. Continue reading “The Minnesota Adventures (Day 3)”

The Minnesota Adventures (Day 2)

This day was all about the Minnesota State Fair. We headed out to the fair around 11am and we spent a good 8 hours milling around the fair seeing, eating, and smelling everything that it had to offer. The weather was not quite as nice as we had hoped, it was chilly and rainy, but it was a nice change from the hot and humidness that usually surrounds the time the fair is in session. All in all it was a good day. I don’t think I have ever eaten that much at the fair, but hey, there are first times for a reason. Continue reading “The Minnesota Adventures (Day 2)”

The Minnesota Adventures (Day 1)

Today was the first full day that Jamie and myself were let loose to behold all that Minnesota has to offer. The day began downtown at the IDS tower to meet with my father for lunch @ McCormick & Schmick’s. Then we walked around downtown to see what else was going on. We got free icees from some people out promoting Dove products by Orchestra Hall. It was getting hot and humid out, which is typical of a MN summer, so it was nice to have on our walk back to the garage.

From there we headed towards the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden so that Jamie could see the Spoon and Cherry. But, along the way we passed the Basilica of St. Mary and went inside. It reminded me a lot of the churches that I have visited in Europe. It was dark, tall, and beautiful. Sounds kinda like a personal ad. Hah! Anyways, we finally made it to the sculpture garden so that she could see the spoon and cherry. From there it was off to the Mall of America.

Ok, so, this is the biggest mall in the United States, but I hate it. It is too big and I get tired quickly from walking around it. But, we visited the various levels of the mall, LEGO Land, and Camp Snoopy. I don’t usually go to the mall much since I have other malls closer to where I live. Nevertheless it was a good time at the MOA.

Then it was off to home, where I am at now, to relax and to get some dinner before the big day of the Great Minnesota Get Together tomorrow. Yes, the State Fair will rock. More to come later.

Note: Tomorrow’s entry will contain an image for each item we eat at the fair. Food + Pictures of Food = Win

Blue Angels

Edit: Pictures Added.

It is something about high powered jets, breaking the sound barrier, and pinpoint precision that just makes you stand there in complete awe as the F-18s fly overhead. I don’t know what it is that draws me to planes like this, but I just am amazed at what they can do. It is much more than the fact that they fly faster than the speed of sound. I think that the precision of flying within feet of each other at those high rates of speed is what blows my mind. I cannot imagine something going so fast being to precise. But, today I witnessed the Blue Angels in action with Anthony on a hill looking onto Lake Washington.
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