Day 144, Minneapolis

Toured the state Capitol with 27 school buses of kids … You can imagine how loud it was ! Nice cap , good history , funny German restaurant in the basement . Favorite portrait on the wall – of Govenor Rudy Perpich and his wife Lola – he insisted she be in the formal portrait because she worked so hard , too ! Contrast that with the Sacramento Capitol where there is no portrait of Schwarzenegger because Maria has it at her house. Arne could have taken a few life lessons from Rudy !

Toured St. Paul Cathedral next . Had forgotten how beautiful it is and all the history it contains . In each Saints’ area they had a stone from their country in front – gorgeous floors even . Devoured their newspaper and all the articles about graduating seniors . Really well done .

After naps for some of us , we headed over to Bob and Cyndi’s for salmon tacos . Perfect ! Joey arrived and the stories and jokes abounded . We’ve made it this far raising Nate and Eliza without having them know how wild their parents might have been growing up and pre-kids, but this visit, Nate was all ears . Of course, Nate’s heard the stories of shooting GI Joe’s off the silo and we think one story is enough .
Bob and Joe have way more than 1 story ! And the kids think Bob’s Ole and Lena jokes are told in a much better accent than mine ! Unconditional love and friendship – doesn’t get much better than this .

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About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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