This is the first weekend in quite some time that I have to be nowhere and do nothing. I am enjoying it so far. Today I woke up and checked the weather, it was an amazing 27 degrees outside. I decided to get a start on the website I must build for one of my classes this semester. The entire semester is this one project. I was so excited when I found out about this class and that I could do whatever I wanted as a project. I mean, this is something I do and have done for fun in the past. The site I am starting is going to be offbeat tourist attractions in the state of Minnesota. Every state has these weird things, and Minnesota has more than enough to write the required 5000-6000 words needed.
I spent a few hours driving around the Twin Cities collecting photos of these places. The weather was ugly and the colors are not great because of that, but here are a few of the things we saw:
A huge green lawn chair with max posed on the edge to demonstrate it’s enormity. This sits in a park in St. Paul on the bank of the Mississippi River with no explanation for why it is there. I would like to know some back story or something.
Here is the World’s Largest Stucco Snowman. This leads me to believe that there is a larger snowman out there somewhere that is not made of stucco, but maybe glass, or aluminum. I like saying aluminum.
Finally, the Mary Tyler Moore statue on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. She is meant to be outside of Dayton’s Dept. Store. But then Marshall Fields bought Dayton’s. And then macy’s bought Marshall Fields. Dude, macy’s…you have New York. Isn’t that enough? Yes, i am one of the bitter ones that misses Santa Bear. (If you are not from the area you have no idea what I am talking about)
I got the idea for the project I am doing based on that I spent a few weeks last summer driving across the country too broke to see anything that cost money, so we went to places like this. If I had my way, I would make a living criss crossing the country writing up reviews on every world’s largest and or wackiest sites on every highway. Dreaming of it is fun too.
Now I am going to spend the night doing homework and reading. I am very excited. Happy Weekend!