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Friday, February 15, 2013

Good morning from the Land of 10,000 Lakes! My flight got in late last night and we're just getting going. Rob has to work today, but was told to take his time getting in, so I'm dropping him off at his office so that I can have his car for the day!

Jet Plane Necklace c/o Barberry & Lace

Anyone in the Twin Cities area have any suggestions of what we should do, where we should go, or what we should eat?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Welcome to Minnesota! Check out the Mall of America - of course! And don't forget Ikea. And ice skating downtown at The Depot! Hope you enjoy your time here :)

    1. Thank you for the suggestions! We'll definitely have to stop by the Mall of America!

  2. I have no idea what you should do out there, but have fun!

  3. Welcome! Lots of museums, Science, History,Walker Art all fun depending on what you like. There's the MN Zoo and the Como Zoo (which is free). One of our favorite restaurants is Chino Latio's in uptown, which is also a fun place to roam around. Pumphouse Creamery has the best ice cream ever...seriously. Have a fun time!

    1. Oh sounds good! We tried to get a reservation to Chino Latino's but they were booked! Definitely going next time, though.

  4. If it's warm enough, go for a walk around the lakes. Lake Harriott is my favorite. In the summer, there are shows at the bandshell, but it's still pretty in the winter. (and, when it warms up, rent bikes. Biking around the lake trails in the middle of Minneapolis is one of my favorite, favorite things in this world.)

    1. So fun! I can't wait to visit in the spring!

  5. No suggestions, but have a great time love!!!

  6. Have a blast! Can't wait to hear about your trip :) xoxo, Eliza

  7. Mall of America is a definite must..you could spend your whole day there (or more). They also have the ice castle you can visit right out front during this time of year. The Orpheum theater is playing "The Book of Mormon" if you want to get student tickets for these. If you are looking for photo ops..there is always the 'cherry and the spoon' in the Walker Art Center sculpture garden. 'Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy' is playing in Minneapolis as well. Here are some other suggested things from this site: www.minneapolis.org
    104. Have dinner along a window table at Café Lurcat on a winter night, overlooking Loring Park covered in snow and lit by the streetlights.
    105. During the holidays, watch the Holidazzle parade on Nicollet Mall while drinking hot chocolate.
    106. Go ice-skating on lakes, ponds and community center fields.
    107. Try rock-climbing indoors at Midwest Mountaineering for free.
    108. Sample the house-made beer selection at Town Hall Brewery.
    109. Bowl! Pick a lane at Bryant Lake Bowl, Elsie's or Stardust Lanes.
    110. Enjoy a classic Christmas custom by taking in A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater.
    111. Go ice-fishing on the frozen lakes.
    112. Spoil yourself for no apparent reason: Fogo de Chão, Chino Latino or Ichiban.
    113. Feeling cheap? Go people-watching in Uptown.
    114. Witness the beauty and serenity of the season (without freezing outside!) at Macy’s 8th Floor Holiday Display.
    115. Stop and smell the roses at Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
    116. Saddle up to bar at the historic Band Box Diner for a classic breakfast, straight from the griddle.
    117. Challenge your creativity at Paper Source in Uptown.
    118. On a cold winter night, warm up with the sizzling pizza at Pizza Luce—open late!
    119. Skate where the ice never melts—inside at the historic Depot in downtown Minneapolis.
    120. Learn to in-line skate inside Mall of America Field.
    121. Get competitive with the hipsters at the Uptown VFW on bingo night.
    122. Visit the club that made Prince famous: First Avenue.
    123. Cross-country ski at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
    124. Get a touch of summer at Surf Night at the Hexagon Bar (first Saturday of every month).
    125. Explore the inner author in you at Open Book literary arts center in the Warehouse District.
    126. Peruse global flavors of the world at Midtown Global Market on Lake Street.
    127. Walk the skyways AND play golf at the Skyway Open. Careful, though; the IDS skyway breaks left.
    128. Release your inner rowdy college side at a Minnesota Gopher basketball or hockey game.
    129. Sample wines from around the world at Lucia's in Uptown.
    130. Catch performance artists from around the world at Cedar Cultural Center in the West Bank.
    131. Sip a drink in the Ice Bar at the Chambers Hotel—bring your mittens!
    132. Warm up with the comfort rotisserie cooking at Brasa.
    133. Grab a bite at Hubert's and then catch a Timberwolves game at the Target Center.
    134. Discover your inner artist with a class at Intermedia Arts.
    135. Stock up on paintings, photography, sculpture and more at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's annual student art sale.
    136. Take a tour of holiday lights with MetroConnections.
    137. Take in 5,000 years of art and culture at the always-free Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
    138. Fly kites during the annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival.
    139. Take photos of St. Anthony Falls from the Guthrie’s Endless Bridge that jets out over the Mississippi.
    140. Ski—or just watch—the breathtakingly beautiful Luminary Loppet each February. The course is lit by thousands of candle lights.
    141. Bundle up and go watch amateur and pro athletes compete in the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in January on Lake Nokomis.

  8. Super cute necklace. I want one just for my travels!!





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