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A Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hey Everybody,

We had a great time in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, this summer. And thanks to some great suggestions from my Blueboarder buddies about fun places to visit and things to do, we found an awesome children’s bookstore along the way…

…complete with its own resident rooster! (He was a bit camera-shy.)

They had an iguana, too, who was NOT, I repeat, NOT overweight.

We also had fun

  • at Fort Snelling, a completely-restored 1820s military fort filled with lots of costumed interpreters who know their stuff
  • renting bikes and touring Lake Harriett
  • bowling at Earle Brown’s near Brooklyn Center, MN
  • watching “Sweet Revenge,” a hilarious melodrama staged by students of the University of Minnesota. It was performed on the Mississippi Centennial Showboat on Harriett Island in St. Paul. It was worth the trip by itself. Well, this and the rooster.
  • fishing at Twin Lakes

I could go on, but I won’t. We made lots of great memories. Thanks for being super hosts, Twin Cities!

Friends, drop me a line and let me know what you did this summer for vacation!


8 Responses to “A Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis-St. Paul”

  1. Laura S. says:

    Sounds like you had a FABULOUS time! We stopped in at THE WILD RUMPUS as well when we visited there a few years ago. Did you arrange for a book signing? That would have been fun. Did you have ice cream at Lake Harriet? Ooh, how I LOVE the Twin Cities!

  2. jodyjs says:

    Oh man! I should have thought of arranging a book signing before going! Guess I'll have to return. 🙂

    We didn't have ice cream at Lake Harriett, but we had plenty elsewhere!

    Another bonus: the Twin Cities area is home to many of my favorite publishing groups, Red Line Editorial, The Child's World, Lerner, to name a few. Loved it!!

  3. What a neat looking shop! Love the name. Glad you had an amazing time!

  4. jodyjs says:

    Leandra,It was a great place, very inviting for book- and rooster-lovers!

  5. G.R. LeBlanc says:

    A resident rooster–LOVE that! lol Sounds like you had a great time! 🙂

  6. jodyjs says:

    I know, Gisele! Come to think of it, it might be a chicken! My apologies to any fowl I've offended.:)

  7. Chassidy says:

    This is fantastic!

  8. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Chassidy!

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