A tourist in my home town

by Rebecca A. Watson on May 9, 2012

in Minneapolis, travel

A few weeks ago I made a impromptu trip to Minneapolis, inspired by the impending exodus of one great friend, a baseball text from my sister and genuine loneliness for a friend who is like a sister.

I thought about waxing lengthy and poetic about my sweet home, but haven’t I done that enough? I mean, c’mon, been there, done that. So I thought I’d just be a tourist and show you how a former local enjoys the great Twin Cities.


minneapolis collage touristy travel

I was only in town for a few days, but I caught a rare Twins win at the new Target field, wandered around Lake Harriet, and grabbed a Surly Coffee Bender (*drool*) at Joe’s Garage (restaurant bar with star gazing at night).

We shopped local in Uptown, checked out what the first sake brewery/restaurant outside of Japan, Moto-i, and saw that yes, Mama Mia is playing for the umpteenth time in Downtown’s theater district.

Of course I had to go to the sculpture garden (art bigger than me is my favorite), pick some lilacs (the fact that I randomly managed to be in Minneapolis while they’re blooming makes me believe in a greater power), hit some crafty locales and enjoy a sewing lesson courtesy of my dear Nicole.

I’m thrilled I got a chance to experience spring in Minnesota, which is about as elusive as those lilacs. It’ll probably be three more years until I go back again, and I’m sure by then, there’ll be more new things for me to discover as a tourist.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole May 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

Beautiful pics! Minneapolis loves you! 🙂


Ms. Becca May 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

Awww thanks girl 🙂


Mark November 22, 2014 at 2:27 am

if you like outside art and for some reason you find yourself in St Louis go to Lameier Sculpture Park you will be in heaven. and instead of watching the Twinkies, you could catch the Cardinals and watch some real baseball. it is the National League after all😃.


Rebecca A. Watson November 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

Hey Mark! Very cool suggestion, thanks! St. Louis is on my list for places to travel in the U.S., so I’ll definitely keep it in mind. And although in my heart I’m always a Twins fan, I do have to agree with you, the NL is where it’s at. Pitchers should have to bat, and that’s that.


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