Election Night in Gopher country
November 7, 2008, 9:45 am
Filed under: Adventure

Minneapolis skyline

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Sorry about the horrible cell-phone photo, but it’s the best I could do. Tuesday evening, Lisa and I ventured down to the University of Minneapolis for some exploring before the night’s festivities. It was quite nice — the campus reminded me a bit of the University of Washington and the student housing/frat row area reminded me a bit of the University of Oregon.

The piture above is the Minneapolis skyline at dusk as we were walking over a footbridge near the student union building. It’s hard to make out, but the bridge in the photo goes over the Mississippi River, over to the smaller campus on the west bank.

Check out the map below for a blow-by-blow of the evening.


In chronological order —

A: We park our car in residential Dinkytown.

C: After wandering campus for a bit, we eat dinner at a funky burger joint called Annie’s.

F: To settle our full stomachs, we wandered some more, including a walk across the Mississippi River.

E: To kill some time, we hung out in the student union building reading the print version of The Onion. After a while, we moved to the main library to check election results in the computer lab.

D: Northrop Hall, where Bob Dylan was playing a concert. Lisa got one ticket off of CraigsList. I, as not much of a Dylan fan (I know, I know), was just fine with finding a cool bar, settling in and watching election coverage.

B: The Library bar, which had on NBC and CNN. After the concert, Lisa met up with me here just in time for John McCain’s concession speech and Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. It was perfect.


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