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Basilica Block Party, Saturday July 13, Minneapolis {part one}

Saturday morning, we got up and got to be lazy and just sat around and watch TV for a while. We left in our car, and drove to Uptown for breakfast. We ate the Uptown Café.  Love that place…such a mix of people.  I had a caramel roll…first time I have had one of their rolls.  OMG, delicious.  After breakfast we drove back to the hotel and got our bikes.  We biked downtown.  We went to Loring Park and also my favorite alley for photos.

Loring Park

my favorite alley

We biked back over to the Basilica grounds to scout out the stage location and how to best get to it for the Saturday night show.  Bruce specifically was looking for a curb or something I could stand on so I could see a bit better.  We found a great spot close to the front, off to the side a bit and I would be able to see pretty well. I even decided it was worth bring my big camera because we were going to be in a great position to get some cool shots.

Minneapolis Day Trip

Bruce and I played hooky on Wednesday!  We had planned this trip two other times; both times were cancelled due to weather.  When I heard that the humidity was going to drop and it was going to be sunny….i just got the itch.  I cleared it with my co-worker, Carrie (is it still considered hooky then??) and called Bruce to see if he wanted to join me.

Our first destination – the alley by Loring Park.  I had been dying to get back there.  We were there last year before the Twins game and it is such a cute and charming area I wanted to go back and get more shots.  There was a delivery truck preventing me from getting shots from the other end of the alley, so we walked thru Loring Park, across the bridge, then on to the Sculpture Garden. 

We then went back to Loring Park, back to the alley, then on to Kinh Do (yummm) for lunch.  After lunch we biked around Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. 

You can view all the photos in a cool slideshow here: