Monthly Archives: October 2012

Minneapolis Visit

Picture of tree.

Damned treehuggers.

I went with Katie to Minneapolis over the weekend for her friends Lisa and Mark's wedding. Lake Calhoun was still full of plenty of fall colors, and I got to check out the famous cherry spoon sculpture. We also went to the Waubasha caves in St Paul. They were an underground speakeasy during Prohibition, and they've changed ownership many times over the years. They're only open to the public one night per week nowadays for swing dancing, and they still do tours. It was interesting to see how much trouble people had to go through just to drink alcohol back in the 1920's, and I'm glad that whole experiment ended a long time ago.

Photos from Minneapolis.

Shitty Barns

Picture of the band.

John Common and Jess DiNicola, with their keyboardist in the middle.

Katie and I drove out to Spring Green to check out a shitty barn session. It's basically a concert inside a barn with no stage. They only sell about fifty tickets per show, so you're guaranteed a great seat. Another cool thing is that they have grills with hot coals already going when you get there, so you can bring in your own food and grill it. John Common and Jess DiNicola were playing the night we went. It was an awesome, relaxing show, and I got to sample Furthermore's Three Feet Deep, a peaty beer that's definitely not for everyone, but was delicious to my palate.

The next day we hung out in Governor Dodge Park for a warm, sunny afternoon, perfect for reading a book and checking out the fall colors. The best part of fall is that the oppressive heat of the summer is finally gone.

Photos from the weekend.