Now that I’ve returned from Minneapolis, I can finally upload some of my photographs from the trip. Although it wasn’t the vacation one always dreams of, it was perfect for many reasons. First, I was able to spend an afternoon with my cousin, Jessica (now called JJ although I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to that!).
She’s a cool girl with her own style, as can be seen with her polka dot dress and children’s dinosaur backpack. She helped me to find new pants, and a couple of new pairs of shoes, one which is pictured below.
We also had tea at Infinitea, a new tea house in Uptown, Minneapolis. We shared a coconut bubble tea, and listened to the owner talk about his travels to China, where he became an expert on tea. There were nearly 200 kinds of tea to choose from, but we were able to smell as many as we wanted as he has a counter full of tiny vials of the tea and a list so that you can match each vial to a flavor. My favorite scent- a Rooibos Lavender. Who knew lavender could make such a great tea?
I include this photo because of the location- the Bedlam Theater. This theater in Minneapolis as been around for a while and is home to not only theater geeks, but hippies, foodies, people who like a great patio, and bicycling enthusiasts. Unfortunately, it won’t be around for long as the landlord has decided that they can make more money by putting in a mosque instead. They’re moving out by the end of the month and aren’t sure where they will turn up next.
My teacher, Ellen Keane (left), my buddy Jeremy (middle) and my new found friend Becca (right) performed Ellen’s work at the Bedlam last weekend, which is why I was too busy to put up a new post by the end of the week :p. We used the patio to rehearse, and it was fantastic being able to dance outside on a wood floor. Doesn’t happen very often, if ever!
My favorite part about their patio is the random plants that are spread about in containers all over the patio. Peppers are interspersed with flowers, tomatoes with parsley, and often the weeds were higher than the plants themselves. No one seemed to mind that the weeds had become a part of the greenery, as the Bedlam Theater is about accepting all types. A true testament to their philosophy.
I hope that you enjoyed my little diversion to Minneapolis. It is a great city which is close to my heart even though I currently live in Chicago. I’ll be sharing a post this week about their brand new bike sharing program, which I took for a spin while visiting. Also, I was able to experience many of my favorite restaurants there, so I’ll be writing about those soon too.
Minneapolis, I’ll be back soon…
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