Since being back in Minneapolis I’ve been exploring more and more of the city as the weather gets warmer. This week I broke out my bike and biked to coffee shops to work. On my way to Peace Coffee I made a detour for Manny’s Tortas on Lake Street. When I got off the Greenway I found this awesome mural on the back of a nondescript building on 29th street.
twitter / flickr
On hot lazy Sundays we’ll head up to Central Park, hang out in the grass, take a few pictures and explore. The last time we set out on a mission to find the famous Bow Bridge and be one of the million photographers to take a picture of it. Well sister, you can check that off the list!
Hey yo! On Sunday we walked out of the terminal at LaGuardia straight into the New York summer. A hot, muggy and sweat filled sweater; hooray! Oh, I already missed the dry air of Colorado. Over Memorial Day weekend our good friends Scott & Angie got married in Colorado. The the weekend was packed full of awesomeness, as expected. Their plan was to convince everyone traveling from outside of Colorado just how great it is there and they did a really good job of it.
Friday kicked off with Kate and I grabbing some delicious BBQ from a little BBQ shack called Boney’s in Denver. I think they have a real restaurant in the city, too. After that was a brew pub tour through downtown Denver. Saturday morning we waiting an hour for one of the best breakfast places I’ve ever been to, Snooze AM Eatery that my friend Shannon recommended. Then we went up into the mountains and rocked the shiznit out of white water rapids and ate some pizza. Sunday was the day they were getting married, but in true athlete style, Scott & Angie took everyone hiking through the Red Rocks Amphitheater. After that Katie, Mike and I hiked up through Lookout Mountain.
I didn’t bring my camera to the wedding, but I can tell you it was beautiful. With the sun shining down on them; surrounded by pine trees, mountain tops and friends. Congratulations guys and I hope you enjoy Colorado. We’ll be sure to visit soon.
Or some might call it a reservoir. But, whatever it’s huge, filled with water and up until a couple days ago, I had no idea it existed. Katie and I were exploring Central Park and the Upper West Side when we stumbled on the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. I always knew there was a big lake in Central Park but I had no idea that it was this big and that it was actually a real live reservoir. I learn something new every day.
The JKO Reservoir covers 106 acres (43 ha) and holds over 1,000,000,000 US gallons (3,800,000 m3) of water. Though no longer used to distribute New York City’s water supply, it provides water for the Pool and the Harlem Meer. It is a popular place of interest; there is a 1.58-mile (2.54 km) jogging track around it and it is also encircled by the park’s bridle trail. It is often visited by tourists, especially when its double pink “Yoshino” cherries (Prunus x yedoensis),followed by Prunus serrulata ”Kanzan” cherries, are blooming. The rhododendrons along the “Rhododendron Mile” were a gift to the city from Mrs Russell Sage, in 1909. It is one of the main ecological sanctuaries in the Park, housing more than 20 species: aside from the familiar mallards and Canada geese, there may also be seen coots, loons, cormorants, wood ducks, grebes, herons and egrets, both in migration and overwintering, making it a favorite venue for birdwatchers. – Wikipedia