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December 31, 2008, "Hippies Use the Side Door"
« on: 12/31/08, 06:55 PM »



Skiing at Columbia Golf Club, Minneapolis (self-timer shot).


After a couple days of Minnesota dreaming, we got some new snow. Yesterday (12/30) was snowy most of the day, and enough fell to cover the ice. My old XC skis were able to grip again. I walked from my in-laws' house to Columbia Golf Course and enjoyed a couple laps around the old track. Today (12/31) was sunny and cold, about 0 degrees F in the morning. I returned with a camera to ski and take a few pictures.



Upper-left: Columbia Clubhouse, Minneapolis, MN. Upper-right: City employees clear the parking lot. Lower-left: Self-timer shot. Lower-right: Minneapolis skyline viewed from Columbia Golf Club.


When conditions are right, XC skiing in Minneapolis is as good as anywhere. The wind blew overnight, so the old track was filled in somewhat, and I had to break trail in places. Since I was alone, I tried taking ski pictures with a self timer. It's a trial and error process, but after culling out the failures I got a few good shots. On my way home, I passed a coffee shop with the following sign in the window. I think the sign was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but you never know...  Wink



Sign in a window across the street from Columbia Golf Club, Minneapolis.


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Re: December 31, 2008, "Hippies Use the Side Door"
« Reply #1 on: 01/01/09, 07:56 AM »

Fun report, Lowell,

... On my way home, I passed a coffee shop with the following sign in the window. I think the sign was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but you never know...  Wink



Sign in a window across the street from Columbia Golf Club, Minneapolis.


This reminded me of "the Sign said 'Long Haired Creepy People Need Not Apply'" from SIGNS by the 5 Man Electrical Band. 
That was, like, just like, last year, right? Far our, man. Peace, brother.

Enjoy your new year with you family in Minisooooota, Lowell.
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Re: December 31, 2008, "Hippies Use the Side Door"
« Reply #2 on: 01/01/09, 03:14 PM »

And there is no side door.
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Re: December 31, 2008, "Hippies Use the Side Door"
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/09, 10:01 AM »

I love the pictures!  Thanks for sharing some goodness from the homeland!  I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday!  Regards,

Stugie

ps- jkieler, thanks.  I'd still be looking had you not said anything.  Wink
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