Post by doc on Jul 13, 2020 16:22:25 GMT
My wife and I visited Minneapolis this weekend - our daughter moved up there in October so we went up to see her. We had a great weekend. There are still many, many signs of the unrest which occurred following George Floyd's death but for the most part the city has settled down, we didn't encounter any protests. Many buildings, homes and businesses do have signs up in support of Floyd and BLM.
Minneapolis is a very nice city, lots of outdoor activities with lakes and parks within the city limits. Our daughter had reservations for nearly every meal and all the food was fantastic. We experienced our first Juicy Lucy, a cheeseburger that is famous in Minneapolis - the cheese is actually inside the burger and when you bite into it, the cheese oozes out like molten lava (but not nearly as hot, obviously). Highly recommend the Juicy Lucy. But I think the thing I'll take away from the weekend is just how proud I am of our daughter. She moved to a place she'd never been before, with no friends or family and within 6 months (subtracting the 2 she spent at home due to COVID) she's made it her home - hopefully just for now. She's very strong and independent. In that respect i think it's appropiate she move to Minneapolis - sort of like one of my favorite TV characters from the 1970's, Mary Tyler Moore.
The flight up to Minnesota was 2 hours so I watched a couple movies to pass the time - both were on Netflix; Dolemite with Eddie Murphy and Eurovision Song Contest with Will Ferrell. Both were silly but a great way to pass the time. All in all, a great weekend in Minnesota - you betcha!