Places I like best

My house: I have decided the single best thing about my house (besides location, build ins and roommates)!  Is this:

Our beautiful fireplace!

Since I love love love building fires– (thanks camp!) I really enjoy building them in my house, in a safe environment.

Downtown Minneapolis: The libraries in Mpls have this awesome thing where you can check out passes and go to museums for free.  Today I took advantage of that and checked out a pass to the Foshay Tower!  Awesome, yes.  Laura and I checked out the museum and then went out to the observation deck:

Checking out the traffic on 62...and no we did not get proposed to!

The Foshay reflects onto a nearby building.

As you can see from previous posts Laura and I really enjoy going to places that look like the Washington Monument re. Obilesco in AR.

Winona: Last weekend I was in Winona for homecoming.  It was great to go back and see the people and places I love!

Catching up with Wazoo at the homecoming parade!

Love Winona State!

Campus from Garvin Heights, so wonderful!

Some of my favorite people on Garvin!

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Road construction kicked in the shins (finally)

Google MN road construction and this is what you will see...my main road, first image.

Summer = road construction, I wish it doesn’t but it does.  Everywhere you turn, every street you want to drive down is torn up, detoured or backed up.  If you ever drive on 35W it has been this way for the last 7-10 years.  Take my examples from the past three nights:

Ex. a.) Two nights ago the tradition of Music and Movies in Loring Park was brought back.  It was a beautiful night.  After walking 20 blocks to my car I decided, “hmm I will just the take the freeway home, it has to be better than going down Lyndale and hitting every stoplight.”  Awesome for about 4 minutes before sitting in traffic for 15 at 11:00 p.m.

Ex. b.) Last night I saw “Inception” best movie ever.  Except it was long (now, I’m not complaining) but this once again kept me from beating the closing of lanes down 35.  I partially beat the system by alternate (maybe slower?) routes.

Ex. c.)  Tonight I left my friend’s house at 8:30 p.m.  Perfect timing for driving down 35W and kicking road construction in the shins while listening to “The Chart Show.”

*When the Crosstowns are done I WILL have a celebratory party.  I am not even joking.

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