St. Paul with Harriet
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Harriet (Africancrab) was visiting her friend in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, so we meet up Thursday night for dinner in Dinkytown with Michael (Lord Mike), Bill (the_Bill), and her friends Agnes and Don. We ate at Annie's Parlour and had a good time catching up.
Since it was Good Friday, I only had to work until noon. I spent the rest of the day showing Harriet around St. Paul and Minneapolis. The weather was not great - cold, dreary, windy, cloudy, rainy, definitely not spring-like. I don't know if we ever made it to 50 degrees while she was here.
St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and Minneapolis is more the art-industrial city. Together Minneapolis-St. Paul make up the "Twin Cities". Our first stop was the Capitol in St.
We stopped for lunch at Paisano's - a pizza place I like, then drove over to the St. Paul Cathedral. I couldn't figure out why the traffic was so horrible at 2:30 on a Friday! Then we figured out it was all the people going to the Good Friday service at the Cathedral. When we finally got near the parking lot, it was completely full, as were the parking spots on the streets. We just pulled over to take some photos then drove down along the river. The road was closed partway down from flooding of the Mississippi River. We decided to stop at Caribou for coffee. On my way into the parking lot, I hit the curb. Harriet asked if I also learned that in college. Ha ha! That was just the beginning of a long day filled with laughter and good times.