Just returned from a weekend jaunt to officiate a wedding in the Twin Cities area of the state of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. Go Golden Gophers! Congrats to J and K, what a wonderful experience! I had a great time exploring the area both intentionally and unintentionally and the weather could not have been better. Hung out at couple of great cafes – Bob’s Java Hut and Muddy Waters – and had some good food – Bull Dog, Cristos Greek Restaurant and Famous Dave’s BBQ.
Besides the observation of the insanity of the motorcycle helmet law controversy, the Twin Cities area was pretty cool. I could see hanging out there as there were pockets that felt a great deal like some pockets of SF. I was not able to connect with some MN aquaintences, but Tony Jones offered up some suggestions for church on Sunday.
I ended up at Spirit Garage and had a good experience. It is always a good discipline to visit another worshiping community and try to leave some of the “evaluation” posture behind. Of course I did leave a Yelp review, overall, a good vibe.
So, MN can be added the list of places I have visited, CHECK.