Ten Things I Like About Visiting Minneapolis.
- Although it is a city, it is one in which I know my way around. I can get from one destination to another without a lot of anguish. This is the result of having lived there for 30 years before moving to our present rural home.
- Target. The closest Target store to where I live is 45 miles away, too far for most shopping. Thus, I am forced to give my pennies to Walmart, as much as I dislike to do that.
- The opportunity to see Younger Son and probably take him out to lunch or dinner.
- The choice of ethnic restaurants — Greek, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, etc. etc. Where we live the choices range from burgers to chicken to pizza. Or Mexican, if we want to drive 25 miles (and we often do).
- The opportunity during the drive to listen to a LOT of my current audiobook.
Ten Things I Liked About Visiting New York City.
Back when Elder Son was at NYU and later med school, I made a number of visits to The Big Apple, plus I had been there a few times before for business or pleasure.
- The infinite variety of cuisine from which to choose. Yes, my stomach is an important travel companion.
- The art museums — the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Guggenheim. Heaven for this former art history major.
- The opportunity to visit with Elder Son, of course.
- The people-watching. New York is so much more interesting in this way than rural Wisconsin. Or Minneapolis.
- The possibility of seeing a play or musical. Or Ramblin’ Jack Elliot 😉