Monday, November 02, 2015
24 July 2015 Vacation Starts
A red-eye from Spokane to Seattle to Chicago to Minneapolis finally got me to our vacation destination, Minnesota. Unlike usual red-eyes, I slept poorly so I was beat when I arrived, but it is a vacation! Our first stop was a park Ali had visited the day before on her arrival. She knew I wanted to stretch out after three flights and had enjoyed the flowers on her visit. She thought I would too. St. Croix Chocolates. Oh my, they were decadent. Ali enjoyed the mocha chocolates while I was guiltily happy with a couple lemon selections. I was also getting used to the rotating button transmission selector on our rental Chrysler 200. I really didn't expect to like the car, but it grew quickly on me. Despite being committed to manual transmissions, I thought Chrysler's rotating knob improved the layout of the interior enormously. Franconia Sculpture Park. We've visited a few outdoor sculpture parks. Some are exceptional; some not so. I wanted to visit this one to see if it was a good one. I liked it best of all those we have visited so far.