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Over Labor Day weekend I went to Minneapolis to visit some peeps. My bf’s sister and husband live in the Lyn-Lake area . I’d never been to Minneapolis but I had heard great things about it — well barring what I’ve heard about the winters there. I can’t believe how much fun stuff we squeezed into 3 days and that there’s just so much more to do there! Here were some of my favorites…
Sister Fun is a store after my own heart! Apparantly they are a branch of the store Uncle Fun in Chicago which I’d heard a lot about. It’s a store crammed full of weird, random, old pop culture stuff and cheap, kitschy, old plastic doo dads. They don’t have their own website but here’s a CitySearch review of them. And here’s what I bought. Oh how I love cheapy plasticy little things.
And then there was Axman Surplus. I love surplus stores. Unfortunately I don’t think there are any in Boston. For those who haven’t been to a surplus store, they are amazing. They tend to have an huge random selection of odds and ends like scientific lab equipment, mechanical parts, manufacturing remnants, overstocks, goof-ups, etc. Here’s what I got: black plastic boxes, doll faces, watchmaker tins, foil tape, d-rings, a caliper, and some metal fan grates (what I’ll use them for? I don’t know!).
Oh and then there was the food in Minneapolis. So yummy. So midwestern. My two favorite culinary delights were this restaurant called Hell’s Kitchen with it’s Ralph Steadman decor and fried cheese curds at the Minnesota State fair.
Makes we want to tour the country hit all the spots like this that exist in one form or another in every city!