Day Off in Minneapolis
September 21, 2015 – Day 18
Minneapolis, MN. – 0 miles Total miles 1,079
Weather 76 degrees, sunny, windy and beautiful – a great fall day
Yesterday we visited with our old friends Karen and Jim McKay from Hutchinson, MN. They drove into the cities to meet with us. Karen was the secretary at the parks and recreation department when I worked for the city as a Program Supervisor. Jim was and still is a Paramedic and worked with Peter now and then when he was a Police Officer in Hutchinson. Karen and Jim were very welcoming when I first started my job and we hit it off from the start – they are still great friends and it was so nice to see them. Jim even treated us to coffee and a snack and they also sponsored us on our trip – very generous!!
Today we slept in late and got moving slowly. We were luckily to be staying with our younger daughter – Alex and her roommates in their house – it was great that they allowed us to stay.
We spent the day hanging out on campus, shopping, mailing some things home and just relaxing. We even had a chance to visit the head woman’s track coach -Matt Bingle. It was nice to see him. We had lunch with Alex at the house – she feed us well. We took Natalie and Alex to dinner and then they went over to a concert on campus. We had a great visit with Alex and her roommates.
Tomorrow we head south to Hastings and then east into Wisconsin and down the Mississippi River.