A Visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Goodness, it has been 5 days since my last
confession post. I did not intend to go that long without posting, but I went to Minneapolis for the weekend and decided not to pay the outrageous hotel charges to access the Internet. Racquetball Guy and I went up for the Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Bears did not win but we had a great time nonetheless. This we managed to do even when you factored in the excessive noise level in the stadium. Granted you expect football games to be loud, but being in a domed stadium magnifies everything to the 10th degree. With that in mind, I will be sure to bring earplugs the next time. Hopefully, we will also be able to tailgate again before the game. That always makes for a fun time. Beyond the game, while in Minneapolis we also went to the movies to see Mr. 3000 which was funny – just not laugh out loud funny. In addition, we also spent some time at Mall of America. I’m glad I went, but I will probably never go back. The sad thing about that place and every other mall in America is that you see the same old stores. There are hardly any stores out there that are not part of some chain. Granted its good to see familiar stores when you travel in the US, but it would be nice to go to other cities and see stores that are unique to that part of the country. Oh well! Two restaurants that I would recommend to those who visit Minneapolis are: Bellanotte and Redstone Grill. Both had good food and a festive atmosphere.