For me, being in a city is always intimidating. I feel small and slow. I wonder if city dwellers might have a similar experience in the mountains.
Minneapolis is kind and sweet. I made friends with Konbo, an Ethiopian cap driver with eight children. He used to trade coffee beans and travel the world before immigrating to America. Now, his two oldest children are pursuing degrees in civil engineering and medicine, and he has big dreams for eight futures.
The picture to the left is of a gated cafe out of service for the season. Winter dreams.
Then there was the food. . .
I ate at two notable places. The first was Heyday Eats Restaurant.
The second place was the single most memorable restaurant meal of my life. I only wish I had had Adam and some friends to share it with. Though, as it was, eating at Travail Kitchen and Amusements was like falling down the rabbit hole, in the most delightful way.
They recommend a four course tasting menu, and I would too. I indulged in: