How SWEET! A tipi in south Minneapolis, right down the street from the mortuary.
Okay, so the fun part. We go to Hiawatha and go to Minnehaha park in hopes of taking a photo of Minnehaha Falls, which are super cool. I've been there like twice in my whole life, and I've lived in MN for 20 years. So anyway, we're looking for the falls, figuring there will be signs all over to guide us...but nope, we're totally hopeless. We see this kiosk thing and can't seem to figure it out. This nice guy asks my sister if we need help and she said no. I don't really know why, she said something about never take advice from strangers...man these high school self defense classes sure make girls paranoid. Anyway, so we didn't get to see the falls, so we moved on. So now we're driving in the same general area of south Minneapolis
to see the family mortuary (my great grandpa Henry W.
Anderson started it, now my great uncle owns it). So it's on 23rd street, and we were accidently driving down 21st street (I don't know why). Then after awhile I realized we were on the wrong track and went down 23rd. So we're driving along, we're almost to the mortuary when out of nowhere there is this huge tipi in the backyard of some guy's house! It was so cool! I couldn't believe it was right by the mortuary (then again, that is the Native part of town). Then a block later there are these cool colorful houses, then we finally get to the mortuary. It was a good time. After we were done, we started heading toward the U, when we saw this big green Volkswagon van crossing in front of us. It had REAL GRASS growing on the van, REAL GRASS! Hippies...and there was a big sign on the top that was white and painted in green letters "LOVE.
Advertising the family business (my great grandfather was Henry W. Anderson, now my great uncle owns it)
" Yup...hippies. Sad to say though, Catie had her camera off and didn't get to take a picture! Oh well, the memory will stay with us. After that we got some sweet pics of Minneapolis and my old rez hall. At the rez hall is where I got out to return my books. CREEPINESS!! I'm walking to the library when suddenly I hear like really really really loud black birds, or crows, I don't know the difference, anyway they were crowing or cawing or whatever. It wasn't nice 'chirp chirp.' It was SO LOUD! It was like being in the birds movie. There were like thousands of them in the trees too. The funny thing was though that I wasn't scared, I was like laughing hysterically at the situation. Strange. Anyway, my favorite pics are of Mixed Blood Theatre. I'm going to make this cool framed thing for my prof, he really likes the place and said he should get a picture of it sometime, so I think it'll be a nice gesture. Anyway, as we drove home Catie went crazy with the long term exposure. All in all a great friday the 13th!