What’s the perfect way to successfully enter the Midwest after 3 days of early mornings to optimize driving hours, 3 national parks to optimize the expense of our annual pass, and
3 nights of camping 2 nights of camping followed by 1 night in an America’s Best Value Inn? By spending two nights with friends in Minneapolis, MN!
I can say without a doubt that I’ve never met anyone from Minnesota who I disliked.
Perhaps it has something to do with how few I’ve actually met in my 30+ years. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that my first name might make all true Minnesotans think fondly of another Garrison. I’m not from The Land of 10,000 Lakes, so I can’t speak with real authority on this, but I think I’ve decided that everyone’s lives would be a little better with a Minnesotan friend.
Today, while exploring Minneapolis, Anna, myself, and my friend Will (who made us an omelette and sausage this morning) beat the 100 degree weather by standing in the Minnehaha Creek, hanging out in the extremely air-conditioned Guthrie Theater lobby, and going for a swim in one of the lakes in the city. We also walked across the Mississippi River. Twice. Only in Minnesota…
It’s once again getting late, and another day of driving (and reading through the entire Harry Potter series at an aggressive pace) awaits us tomorrow, when we’re headed to another of the Midwest’s greatest places ever: Green Bay, WI. So I’ll leave you all with a few pictures representative of our adventures over the last few days.
So long, Minnesota! We’re headed to Wisconsin, where small stripy mammals play football, all the cheese curds are squeaky, and all the fish are worth catching. On Wisconsin!