Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis/Maple Grove
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We'll have been here a week by the time we leave on Tuesday, and it's
been fabulous to find time with so many old friends - including the
unexpected bonus of being parked near Jan & Steve - who are close
friends who now live in Arizona!!
Tomorrow, we're going to the Mill City Museum with Fran - should be another fun ...
Nostalgia week is over and we are on the road west, headed for Canmore, Alberta. Today we drove from Lake Summerset, Il. to Maple Grove, about 388 miles. Good day to drive into the Minneapolis area as all the construction sites were shut down and traffic was light so we made the bypass around to the campground in good time. We are here two nights and are going to spend tomorrow exploring the Mall of America which we have never seen.
Going to ...
... for that. As I took my place just to the left of the stage on which Pawlenty was giving his speech, it suddenly felt like the eyes of the world were on me, and the nerves set in, and very quickly! There was a very realistic possibility that one of the 1000 plus audience in attendance may try and jump the barrier at the front of the stage. If they did, it was down to me. I would have to react, hopefully before they even got over the barrier, ...
I now understand why the final entry of most blogs ends with lines comparable to "I'll talk to you next week!" or "Be back soon!"-- Life is busy.
I have now been back in the States for two weeks, yet I feel like I still haven't had a chance to sit down and breathe. (I'm sure my parents would disagree given the amount of time I spend in front of the TV and computer.) Regardless, I'll give you a quick ...
... had dill flavor, chili cheese, bacon & onion and others).
Then, across rolling hills, a few more odd, presumably ancient, glacier formed rock formations, then the St Croix River and Minnesota -- state #49 for Paul. Across the Mississippi River and to our hotel. Nancy met us for a classic Minnesota meal at the Red Stag. Initial impression: Minneapolis has a vibrant, funky vibe to it. ...
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