At the beginning of August, we had the privilege of hosting my family in Minnesota including my aunt from Arizona.
We began with a tour of downtown Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.
Then we headed downtown to visit the recently opened 35W Bridge Memorial. The memorial includes personal remarks from each of the victims’ families.
After we visited the memorial, we walked to the Guthrie Theater. We didn’t get to see a show, but we did get to walk out onto the Endless Bridge.
The weather was beautiful, so we spent the afternoon at the Farmer’s Market on the Nicollet Mall before seeing the Minneapolis skyline from the Foshay Tower.
We finished the evening celebrating my birthday with foods from the hot zones at Chino Latino.
The next day we went to another major Minnesota landmark: The Mall of America.
Our last destination was St. Paul. We began the morning at the Historic Tour at the Wabasha Street Caves. Then we saw the state capital and the cathedral.
Of course, the Lashbrooks didn’t just sightsee. We also ate plenty of sweet corn and delicious meals together. It was a wonderful week of being together with part of our extended family.