Trip to Minneapolis

 

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We went to Minneapolis in mid-October for a wedding and we had a ton of fun. I had never been to Minneapolis before, but I had spent some long summer weeks in another Minnesota town. Back then, thirteen year old me was not impressed with looking out at soy fields all day. This trip to the land of ten thousand lakes was much more pleasant than that of my youth, however.

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One of the first things that we did was take a walk to the Mississippi River. We were staying in a hotel in downtown Minneapolis and were only a short distance away from Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge.

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The Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse is a particularly beautiful Romanesque structure.

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Here is a glimpse of the wedding venue inside of the eclectic Varsity Theater.

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We had the opportunity to do our first photo booth together.

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We discovered this Mary Tyler Moore statue and couldn’t resist striking the pose.

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The Mall of America now stands on what used to be Metropolitan Stadium, home of the Twins and Vikings before the Metrodome.

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Here is James outside of the current home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field. Not only are the Twins James’ favorite team, but he happens to be an identical twin himself.

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On our last day, we took a stroll through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This large spoon must have been built for the purpose of taking photos like this one. If not for this wedding, we may never have visited this city. I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to make these memories here with our newlywed friends.

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