My Sister Comes to Visit!

I’m the only one in my family who lives in this amazing country. I have a sister, brother, mom, step-dad, and dad in Canada and my older (and wiser) sister, Elizabeth, lives in England with her husband Mark.

Last year Matt and I traveled to England with Adriah…that’s a long way with a one year old that doesn’t sleep outside of a crib. I think Elizabeth’s coming as payback. No, she’s coming because she loves me and I’ve promised to be the perfect tour guide! I can’t wait…

They arrive tomorrow and we’re going to have a blast! I’ve put together a schedule of different things we can do for the next 10 days! I’m pretending that I’m on vacation and going to see the beauty of this city. We’re going to hit all the usual places: Mall of America, Sculpure Garden, Museums, take in a movie and maybe even go to America largest corn maze! We’ll see if my daughter will hold out!

I’m open to: great suggestions, hidden spots in the twin cities or surrounding area, anything we should see or do? After you’re finished picking your favorite images in the photo contest, of course.

Meagan - November 1, 2007 - 11:33 pm

My favorite places to go in the cities when I get down there:

Como Zoo and Conservatory
The Stone Arch Bridge
Walking Along Nicollet Mall
Fort Snelling
Lake Harriet
Going to Candyland – the greatest candystore ever! (near 8th & lasalle)

Sarah - November 2, 2007 - 1:53 pm

What about a concert at Orchestra Hall??!!

Julie B. - November 2, 2007 - 2:36 pm

Have a great time. In case you’re not aware of this, the Hennepin County Libraries have passes available (for either 2 or 4 adults) for a number of museums and historic places in the area. They are only valid for a week so you may want to try to get to the lib. today or tomorrow so you can snag a pass right away and then another one next week too! Good luck!

Hannah - November 2, 2007 - 6:55 pm

Minneapolis Farmers Market (Lyndale & 94 area)
Uptown (& surrounding lakes–beautiful to drive around)
Isles Buns & Coffee (28th & Hennepin in Uptown)–the best cinnamon rolls and puppy dog tails ever!

Hannah - November 2, 2007 - 6:55 pm

Also, Blues night at Famous Dave’s in Uptown!

Teresa - November 3, 2007 - 1:01 am

Try Lark Toys at Kellogg–They have pink waterfalls at the mini-golf. There are all kinds of toy stores there, including costumes, science, books, old-fashioned, and more. There is a hand-carved wooden carousel that you can ride on. I know it’s not in the city, but it’s worth the drive. We do it whenever we go through Minnesota.

The Spam Museum at Austin is full of fun, puns, and hands-on learning. We had a great time there, and it’s free!

dave - November 3, 2007 - 10:06 am

Not necessarily cheap, but taking in a show at the new Guthrie Theater would be fantastic. Obviously there are all of the other theaters too. One of the Twin Cities hallmarks is its theater community.
Also not cheap but so much fun is the Minnesota Wild games. Makes for an opportunity to go out in St. Paul.
Finally I hear there is this incredible local band “The Sweet Colleens” who play at Kieran’s Irish pub tonight! : )

Kristen - November 3, 2007 - 10:55 am

We love Lion’s Tap! We think they have the best burgers!

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