While we were in Minnesota surrounded by grandparents this past July, we decided to take advantage of some free babysitting to get away for awhile, just the two of us. We decided to make the Minneapolis / St. Paul area our destination.
When we were dating, I was going to college in St. Paul so we'd spent a lot of time bumming around the city. It had been a while since we spent time there, so we visited some of our favorite spots and took time to see new ones. We started with breakfast in front of these lovely hydrangeas and continued on to a couple used bookstores in Dinkytown. It was then a short walk through the U of M's campus over to the Weisman Art Museum.
To be honest we were mostly interested in the museum because of the building's architecture. (Though we did peruse the art and had a lot of fun.) Last winter we watched an excellent documentary titled, "Sketches of Frank Gehry". So we are particularly interested in his buildings and thought it was pretty cool we could see one in person.
I'm holding my very own three dimensional representation of the building. =)
Here's an example of those famous Gehry sketches. This is printed on the wall at the Weisman. It's the sketch the building was designed from.
And here's a story about why I love social networking. We were in the Minneapolis area, interested in seeing some live music when . . . I logged onto Facebook. Oh look, there's an invitation from C.O.'s cousin, Max to come up to Maple Grove to hear him play. C.O. hadn't seen him in 10 or so years and I had never met Max in person. So, we showed up. It was a great evening and just the sort of musical event we had hoped to see.