German Files: Life on a stick

Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta

Showing someone around a college town in Iowa is not particularly challenging. There is really not that much to do, but the twin cities proved to be a challenge.

Julia and I were headed for a long weekend in Minnesota and I was a little flummoxed at where to start. Should I bring her to my old schools, my old stomping grounds? Would she like to go out into nature or discover great museums? To which twin should I introducer her to first?

Well locality won out. We stayed with my Mom is a south-eastern suburb, so Minneapolis it was, but where to start?

Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta

Once again mom came to the rescue. With a Minnesota Classic…

Things deep-fried and on a stick are a Minnesota tradition, but the newest addition to hot things on a stick might be the best…

…People

Two thumbs up for humans on sticks!

Human on a stick tours:

When I am new to a city it is great to find a walking tour to get yourself oriented. Minneapolis however one ups that concept with a three hour Segway tour of the Minneapolis. Exploring along the river and near by sites we were given a history of the city from the earliest western settlers to the present day.

While Segway tours can be pricy and this one was no exception, my mom treated us and we enjoyed what ended up being a beautiful fall morning in Minnesota. Morning people bonus, because we did the morning tour it was just the two of us and we ended up getting a personalized tour of the city.

Old Stone Arch Bridge

Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta

Getting ready to set our sticks to full speed!

Pause for photograps

Pause for photographs

Learning about Milling

Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta

Our great tour guide telling us all about the rivalry between Pillsbury and General Mills

Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta Human on a Stick, Minneapolis, Minnespta

And other bits of History along the water front

Modern arcitecture classic theater

Modern architecture classic theater

The riverfront revival art program

The riverfront revival art program

Where there is grain there is Beer!

Where there is grain there is Beer!

Watersports even on a cool fall day

Watersports even on a cool fall day

Private schools and private islands

Private schools and private islands

After all that fun we were off to Matt’s Bar for another Minneapolis classic, but more on that tomorrow.

I’ll just leave you with the rest of the pictures for the day and if you want to have your own magical history tour check out thier website.

Until next time,
Keep on wandering
~LU

 

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