Springhill Suites Minneapolis Eden Prairie
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... we entered an open-aired eating room. The homesite consisted of three brick buildings with thatched roofs for sleeping, a building for the kitchen, the dining/sitting building and a couple small storage buildings. Of course, chickens, goats, and dogs were all about. Kelly was, as expected, very shy although her WV contact told us she was very outgoing. Driving up in a large vehicle containing three white people can be intimidating to a nine year old. We talked for ...
... her sleeping area with wisk brooms made out of some grassy material; after the dirt is collected, we use tree bark as a dust pan and take the dirt over to a trash hole. For those interested in trying this, do not use the end of the grasses, but stoop down and use the sides of the grass. I got it, Linda didn't, so Kelly completed the job. Next, we washed dishes with Kelly. LInda was happy to see that Kelly was using a beat up rag for washing as Linda had knitted a bunch ...
... have a toilet! The goal is to have all communities with toilet facilities by next year - a very aggressive program. After the briefing, we road out to Moyo, the trip took over two hours as a little over thirty miles was on incredibly poor dirt roads where we would sometimes go five mph. Our first stop was to see Chief Moyo who governs the entire area. We sat under a tree while he explained how he had tried to get WV to partner with him before they finally ...
... describing their beliefs, their objectives and their future goals. One gentleman, in tie, read off each point - some of the words were misspelled, but spelled phonetically. I was particularly impressed with their ultimate goal - by 2015, they would sell excess produce and meat and receive 4.5 million kwacha (Zambian currency; $1 equals about 5,200 kwacha). Seemed a little high to me, but they had calculated how much they would sell given current prices - this is ...
... left for the weekend going on a camping trip so right now I am sitting in their livingroom with their dogs while the rain is pouring down outside.
Minnesota has had a ton of financial issues and the governemnt is shut down here at the moment, so a couple of the things I wanted to do while here probably wont happen. But there is a ton of good shopping and food around here, so I'll keep active.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSpringhill Suites Minneapolis Eden Prairie
We love Springhill Suites and our Marriott Rewards membership. We were able to stay here for free (using our reward points). Great room, nice pool & hot tub, and delicious breakfast included. About a 20 minute drive to the Mall of America.
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