I have been in Minneapolis for the last week doing reconnaissance for our upcoming journey. Here is a selection of photographs from the trip.
Everything so green in the midwest. The house where I am staying is a few yards away from the train tracks.
Luck in MPLS
A very midwest scene: bricks and rooftop watertowers
This is what happens to an empty lot in MPLS
A surreal urban scene in MPLS
Miles of alleys where people have the habit of leaving free stuff by their trashcans
A houseboat moored along the Mississippi River
Hobo sunset beer spot: Under a train bridge along the Mississippi River
Possibly the most beautiful boat launch in the world
Charming rowhouses in Minneapolis.
Meep meep. The factory in Minneapolis where roadrunner-seeking missiles are made.
Minnehaha Free Space home of the EXCO free skool
Minneapolians are apeshit about community gardens
Less an urban garden than an entire urban community farm in MPLS.
The Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam #1. Terrifying and impressive
A neighborhood movie theater in MPLS
My dream store, alas closed at this hour
North Minneapolis Regional Park boat launch
Food trucks in St. Paul right down town beside a flooded riverside park
More adorable cuteness from the Twin Cities