Rochester is an "on the route" stop, but being this close to the newest NFL stadium we have to make a visit to Minneapolis.
Bill reaches out to a couple high school friends who are up in Crosby this week, hoping they can meet us at the stadium.
Pam and Joe are a fun story. They went to high school with Bill and I, and of course they knew each other.
They both married their high school sweethearts right after graduation. Married for 40+ years, they each got divorced in the last few years. Pam lives in Texas. Joe lives in California in the winter, and Minneapolis in the summer.
Yet they are now a couple :-) There's just something about our little town that makes us all family. Facebook and annual reunions help too.
On our way to the stadium I want to see the Mississippi River. We find a short trail but although the trees and neighborhood are nice, we can't really see the river.
Down the road we find a place to cross - a really big river! No place to get a photo. We've now crossed the big five we had on our list - Columbia, Colorado, Rio Grande, Missouri and Mississippi. So cool!! Love this life :-)
Bill and I get to the stadium early. There are no tours yet, final construction continues out front, but we can get in the pro shop and peak through windows.
|Shooting our reflection|
|Pulling the paper off a very shiny sculpture|
|Bill, Jodee, Joe, Pam w/Lila, and Tessa|
|Peaking through the glass doors|
|Gorgeous stadium, lots of purple!|
|Big murals of big guys|
|Items for sale from all teams, including the most best team!|
|Minneapolis is a very pretty city|
Tuesday we move into Wisconsin.