Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS












I spent 5 days in Minneapolis with my youngest and what a great place to live and visit!
We had the best hamburger-ever! It has some crazy name like the Willy burger...it's a half pound of burger and cheese in the middle-those Minnesotan's are tough stock. But, the fried cheese curds are over the top (never had these before and I'm a Mid-Western!). We ate American and Middle Eastern, the only food I did not get was some great pastries, I love a good bakery in a city!
We toured a flour museum on the Mississippi, which is one of the two industries that the Twin Cities was built on. These flour plants produced over 2 million pounds of  ground flour daily, and the mighty Mississippi powered it all!  Due to all the flour dust grinding flour produced, these plants would literally blow up and burn,  and the owners would rebuild! They were the heart and soul of the Minneapolis/St. Paul. 
On the YARN side we visited the Yarnery and Steven B. Both are lovely shops. My purchases were slim-one skein sock yarn and one skein yarn for fingerless mitts.{ really trying to not bring any more yarn into house----Have you seen my basement! No please, don't!!}
We also visited the Basilica of Saint Mary! 
WOW-this was AMAZING. I had never been in a Basilica before (at least one that I remember).
More on this in another post.
Minneapolis, you are an amazing city! Young, vibrant and so much to do, yes, even in winter when it is COLD, COLD and COLD!



2 comments:

Julia said...

I like the colors you are working in of the sleeve and the yoke sweater is lovely. Sounds like you had a great time, good job sticking to your plans on limiting yarn purchasing!

Bonnie said...

I bet your daughter loved the sweater you knit. It turned out beautifully. And she's gorgeous.

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