Blogs from Downtown , Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, North America


Hi Everyone Our last couple of days in Minniapolis we spent looking around downtown,and took some photos from a 15 floor Comdiminium building,some great views,went to a Jamaican restaraunt that night with Judy's brother and wife morning had a lovely indoor swim,great start to day.Judy and I got dropped off at the Mall of America,whilst the guys went to do their shopping,in this mall they have a theme park and much more. Judy and Reuben dropped us off T the airport for a 815pm flight to New York,but later to find Delta cancelled our flight due to mechanical problems,they put us up at the Crown Plaza overnight and flew out early next day,it was exciting to see Ruth and David And we all talked non stop to catch up ,we did a quick visit to ... read more

Hi Everyone We safely have arrived in America after travelling nearly 24 hours,our friends were there to pick us up,we hit the sack early,and we feel somewhat more refreshed this morning.we stayed at the Holiday inn Plus and they upgraded our room in it was a lovely spa bath which we thourougly enjoyed. This morning Judy and Rebuen took us to Minnesota State capital building,which was very impressive,lots of murals and paintings,quite a few of the Civil war,lots of large sky lights and stained cost 4 million dollars to build 2 centuries ago .the building from 2013 to 2017 was restored costing 310 million dollars its very impressive. We are on our way to Judy and Reuben's farm which is 5 hours away North,so we drove to a place called Duluth which was 2 hours ... read more

Bonjour à tous, Excellente nuit, la chambre superbe. Hier au soir je ne voulais pas reprendre la voiture pour trouver un resto, je suis allé dans celui de l'hôtel. Mais là rien à voir avec la qualité de l'hôtel. Mon steak correct sans plus. Une seule serveuse, mais elle valais le coup d'œil. La cinquantaine, un short ultra court, et impossible de faire plus moulant. Cerise sur le gâteau de grandes bottes à poils. "incredible" J'aurais eu honte de faire une photo. Plus pute que ça tu meurs. Je n'ai même pas fait l'effort de comprendre sa conversation. Une horreur. Ce matin départ à 8 h la route, une 4 voies genre autoroute, entre Wausau et Minneapolis, ce n'est qu'une ligne droite et elle est à une limite de 70 MH (115 kh) ce qui est ... read more
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Stadium de Minneapolis

Even though I'm 4 days late, I'm starting at the beginning. Do, here goes: The flight to Minneapolis was fine, if you remember to forget that originally you were scheduled to leave RSW at 8:20 but American decided to cancel and change departure to 6:20, thereby necessitating a 4 a.m. wake-up call. However, the call of the Mall of America beconed, so I rejoiced about the fact that I could shop tax-free for 1 1/2 days. Fun time at the Mall, loved the roller coaster ride, too. Then the fun stopped as we dragged our bags back to the airport, onto a tram which took us to the bus for a 2 1/2 hour ride to Forest City. When we finally arrived we were assigned our RV, number 311. We knew that had to be good ... read more

What a gorgeous morning in Madison. After an evening of thunder and lightning, the sky had cleared and the sun was shining. We got to chatting with Rodney over breakfast (James, this was a continental breakfast of mixed berries, yogurt, granola accompanied by some delicious freshly baked pastries and bagels). Rodney set us up with two bicycles and directions to Picnic Point on Lake Mendota. Who knew Jon was such a fitness god. He was the boss of that bike! It was such a nice ride and such a beautiful place we had capture the moment and snap some photos with the Dress. Rodney was a good sport and even ran to get some local amateur photographer who generally wanders around town taking pics to come along and snap a few of us. Lord knows what ... read more
Picnic Point
Our big break in Madison
The Land of Cheese and Porn

After another unsuccessful morning of wandering to find brunch, we wondered towards the stadium and went to the Loon Pub. It was great, unhealthy bar food. I had the walleye fingers, which had an excellent dipping sauce and the pork soup. We attended the Tigers-Twins baseball game that afternoon. Target Field is a beautiful park that had a bunch of state-fair-type food. Also, since it was 90 degrees outside (after 50s and rain the day before) they had free water jugs around the park, a nice touch. The real excitement of the game came when I cheered a great diving catch by the Tigers and a Twins fan threw their empty drink cup at me. Turning around I said “Seriously?” and they were surprised. Was I suppose to just ignore it? There was no incident and ... read more

In true Minnesota fashion, it went from 70 and sunny to 50 and rainy. Wondered around the downtown area and went to Keys for breakfast. It met the requirements of having sit down breakfast and a Bloody Mary’s. You get a pile of good, hearty Midwestern food. Interestingly, the Bloody Mary’s came with a small Miller High Life. The waiter was sub-par at best, but the homemade jelly is amazing. Being that it was raining and miserable outside, we tried to take the skyway as far as possible to Mac’s on the recommendation of a friend. It was like a giant hamster maze. Eventually we made it to url=’s Industrial Bar . It was a great experience and my favorite bar the entire weekend. Great craft beer selection, enough TVs, and excellent execution of bar food ... read more

Landed in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon. Took the transit train into the city from the airport. For $1.75 it took us right down town. Living in Maryland, I saw no one checking the tickets and thought how much they must trust people here. The crew checked into the hotel downtown and went to 8thStreet Grill to get some beers and lunch. I liked that they had beer flights, four different beers in samplers, with each sampler having a theme (From local beers, to seasonals, to IPAs.) The food was fine, not disappointed, but the beer flights were the reason to come back. We meet up with a friend who lives in Minneapolis and they informed us that a ticket for not paying on the transit train was $180. No doubt I would be paying the $1.75 ... read more

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