Three Days in Minnesota

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Last week I attended a professional conference in Minneapolis at Macalester College. The best part about the conference was having Ken come with me. In a past life GH lived and worked in the Twin Cities for four years, which meant he was really happy to introduce me to some of his friends and show me around his old haunts. And honestly it was kind of nice getting to know more of his life story. It made me appreciate him in a new light and I was glad we were able to spend some quality time together during the long drives. 

Although the first day didn't get above 14° F, I felt right at home in the cold and snow. (Guess my Utah blood runs deep.) In between conference sessions (which were actually some of the best I have ever attended), I managed to avoid frostbite by ducking into local shops. Some of my favorite places to eat included the St. Paul Cheese Shop (holy toledo!), raspberry cupcakes at the Salty Tart inside Midtown Global Market, and Hell's Kitchen's to-die-for breakfast and ridiculously good peanut butter. Other outings included a trip to the State Capitol building, a drive through a local cemetery, stocking up at Ikea, and browsing G. Keillor's bookstore*. Definitely looking forward to a return visit.


* While I'm loathed to admit it I did end up spending an hour in the Mall of America. Don't judge. 

All images by me. 


  1. Looks like this was a fun trip. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at


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