I had 2 great days of being a proper tourist in the city of Minneapolis, including the Mall of America, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Minehaha Falls Park. And all of which were free! I had one great meal, which was a famous Juicy Lucy burger from Matt’s Bar.
After swinging through Chicago for a brief visit, we made our way to Hannah’s house for a week of family activities.
Some of the highlights included:
- The monstrous ramp her parents rented works perfectly and gives me easy access in and out of their house.
- My favorite hat was stolen out of my van on a quiet, beautiful, suburban street while we slept peacefully.
- Hannah and I wiped out while attempting to board a wobbly ferris wheel gondola and smashed my head on the side of the seat in front of dozens of disturbed onlookers. I do not have a concussion, mom.
- While dining in a quiet restaurant, Hannah violently stirred a root beer float which exploded like a gushing volcano across my lap and feet and wheelchair.
- Hannah is kind of ruining this trip.
- We met two amazing families who have been long-time supporters and followers of Laughing At My Nightmare at the Mall of America. We enjoyed a fun day of rides, delicious food, and laughter.
- Hannah and her mom had some catching up to do on their favorite show, so I’ve had the delightful experience of being introduced to Grey’s Anatomy halfway through season 13. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m hooked.
- We went to the Minnesota Zoo and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, both on 90+ degree days. My chair is now permanently coated in a fine layer of sweat, but we had a great time.
We depart on Friday to begin the trek towards Yellowstone!
View of our recent installation of Mark Mander’s September Room (Room
with Two Reclining Figures and Composition with Long Verticals) (2017) in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden opens with an opening day celebration on June 3.