The Oregon Trail… Andy Land

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My son, Andy moved to Minneapolis just before Christmas to accept a new job position. Any trek west from Ohio demands we stop out and check up on him and Dewey. Or maybe I just want to have any excuse to visit my bubba boy when I can!

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Andy lives in a great condo around the corner from great restaurants, very close to the Greenway, and within walking distance of Lake Calhoun.

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After settling into Lowry Grove Park we meet up with Andy on Thursday evening.

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After some brewskis on the rooftop of Lynnlake Brewery we have more brewskis and decadent burgers and fish tacos at Bryant Lake Bowl.


On Friday we settle in and I do laundry. Lowry Grove is predominately a trailer park. Children run out of the school bus and head for home. It looks rough around the edges. However, I meet some remarkable people! One woman notices how happy I am as I reorganize my wordpress while my clothes wash and dry. A man shares his Vietnam Nam War experience with me. A woman compliments me on my tan. An older woman shares gossip with me.


Later that afternoon we meet Andy for a tour of his office. Very impressive as is his casual chic style of dress.

After taking Dewey for a walk to Calhoun Lake, we choose to dine at Stella’s seafood restaurant on the rooftop, no less.

Here are pictures of the incredible view:

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And for an incredible meal we shared tuna tartar and oysters for appetizers. Andy ordered the jerk salmon entree. Jeff selected the Parmesan crusted halibut. I enjoyed the scallop special.

The next day I cried all the way to Plankinton, South Dakota.

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