If this looks familiar to you, then you must be from Minnesota.
If this looks familiar to you, then you must be from Minnesota.

Shared a rental house on lovely Minnehaha Parkway with dear friends. Spent lots of late night into early morning hours catching up and revisiting past adventures. Did serious damage to our stash of Trader Joe’s wine and Wasabi Trex Mix (highly addictive and highly recommended).

Below are some photos of highlights. What I did not get photos of is our evening at Chanhassen Dinner Theater enjoying Hello, Dolly! and a delicious meal of (what else??) walleye.

Printing press at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The lower level is actually a production room where local artists created limited edition printed pieces - cards, posters, stationery, etc
Printing press at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The lower level is actually a production room where local artists create limited edition printed pieces – cards, posters, stationery, etc. There is a small exhibit space on the first floor and (YES!) a retail space with one-of-a-kind items. My shopping bag was full.
Stairway at museum; gave the illusion if an open book with pages furled.
Stairway at museum; gave the illusion if an open book with pages furled.
Street art. Love the carefree children.
Street art. Love the carefree children.
Got to see the new Ames Center in Burnsville, MN.
Got to see the new Ames Center in Burnsville, MN.
Premiere of musical that our friends are backing. It will be on the road for about 9 months. It is fabulous. Watch your local entertainment offerings to see if it will be anywhere near you. The cast creates magic.
Premiere of musical that our friends are backing. It will be on the road for about 9 months. It is fabulous. Watch your local entertainment offerings to see if it will be anywhere near you. The cast creates magic.
Interior of Ames Center.
Interior of Ames Center.
After party. This group deserved the celebration.
After party. This group deserved the celebration.
Custom carpet used outlines of maple tree seeds. And I found an actual maple leaf laying alongside one of the shapes. Life literally meets art.
Custom carpet used outlines of maple tree seeds. And I found an actual maple seed laying alongside one of the shapes. Life literally meets art.