My friend (T) and I went downtown Minneapolis on the week of Memorial Day (May 28th), two days (May 30th) actually after Memorial Day, to hunt for food trucks. These food trucks are out parked at designated lots downtown for office workers during lunch hours. It was a gorgeous day to go out. I drove to the Apple Valley Transit station to meet T. Beware this post has a lot of pictures coz i don’t feel like posting so many posts!
Parked my car at the parking ramp, walked over to the pickup/drop off area and the bus came puntually at 11:10 am. The ticket cost $1.25. The bus goes to Mall of America (MOA) which is the hub for the Metro Train, like the LRT in KL? The ticket takes us right to downtown wherever we want to alight.
It’s located at 5th Street and Marquette.
As usual since the last time I actually walk about in downtown was 1998, there were so many changes. Of course the skyscrapers and covered skyways were one of the things I love about downtown Minneapolis. Read about Minneapolis skyway system.
Both T and I parked ourselves in front of the family-service-something building, can’t remember the name. All we wanted was to eat!
And here’s the two pot pies we bought and split between us – good old traditional English chicken pot pie and Cajun pull pork.
Next we went hunting down for more food trucks. A row of food trucks for us to pick. Honestly, were so full we could not eat anymore but just wanted to check them out just incase we chance upon something interesting to maw! Thank goodness T loves to eat, like me.
We saw the oldest skyscraper in Minneapolis, the Forshay Tower, Hell’s Kitchen, IDS Tower, and walked along Nicollet Mall.
And this is where we bought a bag of mini donuts. The donuts has cardamon in them which makes them so sinfully good. Thank goodness they were minis! There were 8 in a bag, we both finished them up in minutes!
We walked by IDS Tower, the tallest tower in Minneapolis.
Took the picture from the ground up.
I saw YWCA, what a drastic difference from the YWCA in Ipoh. There a huge gym in this YWCA and the bikes you outside the building are for rent to the public. It’s pretty cheap to rent and it’s charged by the hour.
Finally we walked to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nothing special about this place. Since I have never been here, T was my tourist guide. Aaaannnnnnd….since the current Prez came here before, I thought I would check it out. It didn’t fancy me abit except the outside.
The historic Wesley United Methodist Church which was built in 1891. It’s a very impressive church. Anyways, I am a sucker for anything old, antique. Plus I love old churches. Feels as if they have a lot of stories behind the buidling.
We were hoping to catch the afternoon news where the newscasters’ backs faces Nicollet Mall. When we watch the news, afternoon, evening or night news, we do see passer-bys peeking in and wave like mad. So we thought we would do it, too. But we were too late, the news long over with and we had to head back to Nicollet Mall train station. I need to go for my afternoon job.
The train was packed with people. The baseball game ended and folks are catching the train back south to wherever they parked their cars. A lot of them alighted at MOA. The best way to hit the new ball field, Target Field, located in downtown Minneapolis. You can imagine parking would be havoc during a game. So the best is to take the bus and train.
So……there’s my round up of touring downtown Minneapolis! LOL