|The tops of the clouds|
|I thought this was Minneapolis|
|This is actually the Minneapolis skyline - pretty awesome|
Turns out, 60* is really cold when there is some kind of canadian arctic breeze behind it! Standing outside of the airport was as cold as the dead of our winters here in NC. This was the farthest north I have ever traveled.
|Lisa's apartment overlooks the Mississippi River|
|Seriously, I couldn't get enough of this view. Amazing!|
|Lisa and I on the balcony enjoying the view|
|Target field was walking distance from the apartment. Really cool place!|
|our seats sucked. notice that handrail blocking my view of the batters box.|
|A rare Phil sighting! He does exist!|
Saturday started off horribly. I woke up with a migraine like I haven't had in a decade or so. Actually, I puked twice before Lisa woke up. it was that bad. After several doses of medicine it started to clear up, so we met Phil out for brunch at a local Arepa place. If you've never tried Arepa's, it's a corn based pocket bread, like the venezualan version of pita bread that gets stuffed with all kinds of beans and delicious love. fantastic stuff.
Then Lisa and I went to the race expo to pick up our packets and all of the cold weather gear that I didn't think I was going to need.
|How do you fit 8000 people into an expo?|
After that we headed over to the University of Minnesota campus. I picked up a puppet for Ella at the Twins game with something different for Evil Genius, but then of course she had to have a puppet too. Unfortunately, the Golden Gophers shop on campus didn't have anything like this, so she got a hockey puck instead. I got a few other things too, including a sweatshirt for Kelley that I promptly wore since I was missing her so much.
|U of Minn Football stadium|
|The stone arch bridge is a well known landmark|
|Me in front of the stone arch bridge|
|it took a 3 story escalator to get us down from that balcony! This thing was intimidating.|
|The Mighty Mississippi|
|This building is the theatre we visited earlier|
|I look like I belong here now|
Saturday night I slept great and I was quite relieved to wake up Sunday with no migraine and ready to marathon. Make no mistake about it, Minneapolis is a cool city with lots of fun activities. I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance. I know I had a blast. And Lisa is a dear friend for putting up with me through that migraine.