For our last full day in Minneapolis, I finally managed to steal Ben away from his conference for a riverfront stroll. We aimed for brunch at the Nicollet Island Inn, which is on Nicollet Island in the middle of the Mississippi. Unfortunately, the historic inn with a menu that sounded divine was booked up, so we continued to the north side of the riverfront.
View of the river from Nicollet Island
There are a great many opportunities for picturesque photos on that side of the river, and we happened across a heritage trail that parallels it. What that means is I spent lots of time reading plaques and Ben spent lots of time concentrating on not rolling his eyes every time I stopped.
I don’t know what type of trees these are, but I dug the white coloring.
Downtown from the north side.
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It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to upload photos. I finally got to some yesterday, and thus, you must now see some of my faves from that trip here. For Ben’s birthday in June we went to Wrightsville Beach, NC, which was pretty nice. The hotel we stayed at had great rooms; they were all separate apartments, essentially. It was actually fairly cheap for beach hotels in that area (read: still not cheap at all). It’s called the Sand Peddler.
That doesn’t mean I have pictures of the hotel, or the beach for that matter. Nope, all I took pictures of for that trip was of Wilmington by the Cape Fear River. We spent an afternoon there on their river walk.
Cape Fear Memorial Bridge:
An interesting storeback on the right:
Racy Miss Piggy (isn’t she always such a tramp?):
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