Friday, August 26, 2011
Scott was so excited to try this $25 limited release bottle of beer from Surly that he spilt half of it on our kitchen floor!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
While on my tour of Kenny neighborhood, Amy Votava showed us her cochin chickens, Auntie Snowflake-ball and Thunder.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
While on my walk of the streets and alleys of Armatage, I noticed a way into an outdoor couryard at Armatage School. They are in the middle of what seems to be a prairie restoration project and a community garden. I also found an Armatage time capsule!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
My tour guide for the Willard-Hay neighborhood was Bill Cottman. He is an amazing artist and has a lot of great stories about his life in Minneapolis. He is a husband, father, grandfather, retired electrical engineer, fine art photographer, writer, and co-host of the KFAI show, "Mostly Jazz."
Monday, August 22, 2011
Part of my Loring Park neighborhood tour included a chance to take photos from the rooftop of Summit House Towers, courtesy of Mark. He works at Oak Grove Grocery and has lived in Loring Park for more than 30 years.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Don't judge me for my love of McDonald's ice cream cones.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
With more than 200 stained glass window, The National Cathedral is a magnificent place to visit on a sunny morning. Emily and I visited at the perfect time to enjoy the color that the windows cast around the huge cathedral. This is a must-see while in DC.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Emily lives near Embassy Row and so we listened to Cokie Roberts provide brief explanations of several embassies.
If you're in DC, you should check it out: Embassy Row Podcast by Woodrow Wilson House (this site hurts my eyes!)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
When I booked my flight to DC from Minneapolis on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM CT, I assumed I would be in DC and with my sister by 10:30 PM ET. In reality, I was finally in DC and in her apartment on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 AM ET.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Walking through the alleys is a great way to discover beautiful flower gardens in my neighborhood. I love hollyhocks (Alcea).
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family