Friday, November 11, 2011

Twin Cities, Part 2

We looked at stuff.

We rode three up on Chris'Ural around St. Paul and Minneapolis for much of a Saturday afternoon. Even though it was the end of October we were plenty warm enough with our gear on . . . and thanks to even warmer temperatures than the forecasters had predicted.

We looked at courthouses:

The Supreme Court of the the State of Minnesota.
Here is the Ramsey County Courthouse. 
We looked at the Capitol Building of the State of Minnesota:

The grounds were sporting a hi-vis look, no doubt,  just for us.
The famous horses on the Capitol.
We traveled down tree lined streets and looked at some magnificent old houses:

But mostly we looked at the River and at Bridges:

I was impressed with all the parks and streets along the riverfront.
There were lots of bridges. It is much easier to cross the Mississippi here than in St. Louis.
I loved Chris' photos of this stone arch bridge in his post about the National Ural Rally Day. Now, I've seen it!

We looked at this:

We even looked at a construction site:

And, we ate very well.

All you need do is check out another of Chris' blogs, Everyday Tastiness to know Chris loves food. Yes, we ate very well indeed.


  1. excellent couple of blogs mate, now do I detect hints of another bike arriving soon?

  2. Roger: There are hints, but don't start holding your breath. We are trying to figure our direction out so we can come up with a plan to make it happen.

    Thanks for the kind words on the blogs. I try.

  3. Keith it was great to have you and Heather as guests for the weekend. I'm glad to see you had as much fun as we did.

    PS: the first link in the post is broken.

  4. Yep, a good time was had by all! And, the link in fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Bridges spanning over water are my favourite architecture, too.... and good food as well ;-)
    It seems to add to the things we have in common.