Next: the new place!
Since the dawn of man, all humans have known someone who had a friend who was a flight attendant. Here, now, I am that friend.
We spent the next several hours lost in downtown Minneapolis. I did get some great pictures though.A nifty thing they do here is connect all the buildings through skyways. You can literally get from anywhere to anywhere else downtown without going outside. It's a great idea for a place as cold as Minneapolis. What I found amusing is that they build the skyway first and then the building, and so sometimes you get this:
After that, the Sculpture Garden. This is an area right outside of the Walker Art Center, and it would have been a great walk if people hadn't left all this art out everywhere.Minneapolis is now done.
Another building in this town is Bert & Ernie's. In addition to having little historical significance, Bert & Ernie's also serves food. I ate a good burger there. I did notice, however, that the clientele was not limited to denizens of Sesame Street or muppets. There were a great deal of Looney Tunes characters eating there, and I think I saw a dalmation at the bar.There is also a cool church. According to the sign out front, the Cathedral of Saint Helena was either built in 1908, or that's its street address. I can't tell you any more than that, because all the doors were locked.
That there, indicated by the indicator, is, by all indications, the building in which I live, correcting for parallax and allowing a margin of error factored at less than +/- 0.002% (I had to use an astrolabe, which is technically used for finding stars and not apartment buildings).
I think that's a cool indicator, by the way. I hand drew it in some paint program. I think I'll use it to indicate some other things in future entries.
What that is is two drive-thru lanes. There's only one pick-up lane, so they must use some complicated integration method to figure out who's who at the window (or just screw it up even harder than they usually do).
As a post script here to indicate how my life works, you can see how many people were in line when I took this picture. By the time I had wheeled around to order, there were three cars in each lane.