10 June 2010

sights of minneapolis, part 2

on sunday we spent the day with julia. it was a beautiful day to saunter around uptown minneapolis and talk and get lunch and look at the neighborhood and garden spy. come along, i'll show you our day.


julia took us to tao natural foods for coffee and sandwiches. we sat outside under a pretty tree and got a little respite from the sun. i had a southwest wrap with beans and rice and salsa, jon had a tempeh reuben and julia had grilled cheese. also, we met at magers & quinn bookstore and i couldn't help but pick up a book.

walking along back streets, we peered into people's yards. i spotted a huge pink chair (that picture up there doesn't really convey how huge it was). minneapolis has been popping up on lists for best bicycle cities in the nation. they have a great web of bike trails and it is so flat, i sort of wish i could have transported my bike out there for the weekend.


after a quick downpour, the sun came back full blast, so we headed down to the lake. we sat in a nice grassy spot, looking onto the water. julia snapped some awesome polaroids.

it was so great to meet julia and to get to know minneapolis better. watch out julia, i'll be back soon!

10 comments:

  1. It looks completely charming there. I love the back street glimpses.

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  2. SO much fun! seriously, whenever you're in town next, you better call me!

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  3. Awesome camera! Looks like a great trip!

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  4. oh! these pictures look absolutely amazing. what a beautiful, peaceful time!

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  5. It looks like you had a wonderful visit! My inlaws live there and we love that part of the country.

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  6. omg.....as a fellow photographer i am having MAJOR camera-envy over that polaroid camera in the photo above. i have been searching everywhere for one just like that, with no such luck. any suggestions? also, check out my blog if you can (which doesn't show any of my artsy-fartsy work, but does show my color-saturated food photos and some great recipes:) http://renaissancekitchen.blogspot.com

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  7. Aw, so many places I love and miss!

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