I've been a bad blogger - sorry for the lacks of updates.
Let me see..
We're still looking for jobs. The search is going pretty well, there will be results soon I am sure of it.
Meanwhile, I went thru a four day interview process to be part of an organization called Project Legos. The experience was awesome, I met some really great people and in the end I have become a project facilitator. I am going to be working with mostly at risk youth, some not, leading workshops where I facilitate discussions and activities in order to create agents of change when it comes to social issues, especially diversity. I'm excited about it.
check out the website "www.projectlegos.org"
Other than job searching, we've pretty much just been hanging out - riding our bikes a lot, reading, and learning more about the city.
Since Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, on the southern part of the city located in the middle of town is a place called Lake Calhoon. Its a beautiful area that makes you feel like your on vacation when you're down there. There is sail boats, a bike path around it and even sand beaches. A few of us went down there last week for the afternoon, we played frisbee and read on the beach, it was a really good day.
From left to right is Patrick, Kramer, me and Timma.
Something else we did I like to call Tour de Minneapolis. Patrick just got back from spending a year in Argentina, and on his last night there his friends gave him an Argentine soccer jersey. Because of the devotion to their team, this gift means a lot to not only the people of the country, but also to Patrick. He had the idea of going around the city with the jersey on and taking pictures of himself by all of the landmarks that are special to Minneapolis... a flat stanley project of sorts. So Timma, Kramer and myself went along with him...
Here's what came out of it.
Here is me on the stone arch bridge that goes over the Mississippi River - I can't get it right side up, sorry.
This is the IDS building downtown, the tallest structure in the city- check out the shadowing on it.
Here's me and the Mary Tyler Moore statue located in Niccolett Mall, an area of town where only buses and taxis are allowed down. The show took place in the city.
Here is Kramer and I with the cherry/spoon statue in Loring Park. Its a giant fountain, probably to keep people from climbing to the top of it- but it is located in the largest statue garden in the US.
Check out the view of the skyline from the Franklin Ave bridge... I've been told its the best you can get from any place in the city.
Our final stop was along the Greenway bike path that runs all around the city... This is the view of the Hennepin bridge.