Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Day 7 August 8, Tuesday
If You Like Tall Blondes, Guys
Then Minnesota/Wisconsin is the place for you. The Scandinavian genes run strong in the women, here, so if your thing is for this body type, you’d be in heaven. As for me, of course, there is no particular body/hair type that does it…all I need is someone (female, that is) who is in shape, looks good in a short, black dress, isn’t crazy, and is very smart. That’s not too much to ask, huh? Oh, BTW, I don’t think that blondes are any less smart than redheads or brunettes. Here, they certainly seem able to drive cars and go shopping well enough. And even talk on cell phones to boot.
Minneapolis/St. Paul is a great family town, I understand. Minn is the party side and St. Paul the more reserved side. The roads are great and traffic flows smoothly. Because of the cold weather, there are elevated walkways connecting the buildings so that once you’re downtown you really don’t need to go outside.
I spent a lot of time on the west side of Minneapolis, near Minnetonka, Tonka, and Wayzata. Also wanted to go to Whatsuppa, Wankerwonka, Upyerpooper, but didn’t have time. Will also have to make another trip to Whereamiatta and Wydoiluvya.
Oh, a factoid on the Mississippi River. You know that water flows downhill right? And, you know that, at the Gulf of Mexico, the water is sea level. So, from how high up here in Minn. does the water flow to sea level below New Orleans. Before you look, guess. The answer is that Minneapolis is about 800 ft above sea level. So, in the thousand plus river bed miles from here to N.O. the river drops less than a foot a mile. Gosh, I’d of thought a lot more.
And, the Mississippi here is not the big, grand, river it is there. Here, it’s more like the Red River (that’s in Texas and LA for my Colorado and elsewhere friends).
The pic is of the Cathedral of St. Paul which, though finished in 1958, dates back to 1804.