A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

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Re: A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

Post by jwhouk » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:10 pm

I am off this next week, and should the planets align, I may attempt to make a drive over to the TC area. This time, it'll be to visit the Boiler Room Cafe, and take a swing over to Minnetonka on Wayzata Boulevard.
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Re: A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:50 pm

I might be tempted to go visit a new restaurant called Cerberus. The first time I laid eyes on it, I thought of Wapsi's Cerberus Club.

I think it also happened to replace the restaurant where my mom and dad had their first date, so that's a bonus.
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Re: A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

Post by jwhouk » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:15 pm

Okay, a little game-planning suggests that the visit to Minnetonka might be a bit out of range (and I hear a huge "AWWWWWW" coming from certain quarters of this message board).

BUT: I may still take a drive into the TC and take some pics of that one little place we had so much fun with back in December...
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:16 am

I hate special weather statements.

It is supposed to be incredibly windy today between here and the Twin Cities. I don't think I am going to make the drive over because of this.

Sorry, kids. Maybe next month. :(
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Re: A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

Post by jwhouk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:16 pm

So.

Tomorrow, July 25th, it is supposed to be Mostly Sunny and Pleasant, with a high around 87°F (30.5°C), though it'll feel like 90°F (32.2°C). Maybe a bit windy, with it clouding up as the day goes on.

And, as it just so happens, I'm (FINALLY) off on vacation.

Hmmm.

You know, I don't have any action shots of the Pillsbury. And I'd love to go to the Boiler Room Cafe. I don't know about the Galleria of Edina, though. Might have to check out that one door on that old hospital building. Or maybe that other door behind that one restaurant.
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:21 pm

Photos to be forthcoming whence I get home. I've got some photos to take first back over by Pillsbury.
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Re: A Very Wapsi Road Trip (Image Intensive)

Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:39 pm

Hee hee hee HEEEEEE:
VERY IMAGE INTENSIVE!

The Machine Shop, at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex in St. Anthony's:
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A closeup of the front of the Shop:
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:39 pm

Part 2:

Hmmm, where have we seen this before?
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Yep, it's the original Annex Door attached to the Historic Abbott Apartments:
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Sorry, no trespassing, though. (The door was locked. It's only openable with a key fob by tenants.)
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This is the alleyway behind Chino Latino's. The restaurant has painted a huge mural on the back of the building where they are located.
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And here's the Lunds & Byerlys Caribou Coffee where Jacob and Randi worked. (I didn't have the guts to ask the baristas about the strip at all...)
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:39 pm

Part Three:

Does this look familiar? It should - it's been in the background of quite a few WS strips. That's downtown Minneapolis with the Center Avenue Bridge on the right. This is taken along Main Street SE on the St. Anthony's side of the river.
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A view of the PIllsbury A-Mill Lofts complex, in front of the Xcel Energy St. Anthony's Falls Substation:
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St. Anthony's Falls:
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Some idiot got in the way of me taking a picture of the Pillsbury.
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:40 pm

Part Four:

These photos aren't very interesting.
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Nope, not at all.
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I mean, no one cares about a park in Minnetonka, right?
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And a grove of trees, right up against the I-494 right of way - who cares, right?
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And really, a basketball court?
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Post by Dave » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:00 pm

Am I right in guessing that the city riverscape is not far from this?

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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Actually, that photo of the bridge has appeared a couple of times in the past...

...Just outside a certain coffee shop.
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Post by jwhouk » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:15 pm

I am on vacation again this week. Wife and I are planning on going over to IKEA Twin Cities. I'll be on the lookout for Bud; I hear she needs a replacement for the lamp she bought several years ago...
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Post by jwhouk » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Someone tell Katherine:

Buca di Beppo has a Groupon deal, $20 for $10!

Granted, this one's for Appleton, but I'd guess there's a similar one for the Twin Cities...
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Post by DinkyInky » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:48 pm

Hoping all are well with the odd weather systems blowing through the nation this week.
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Post by jwhouk » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:06 am

It's in the high thirties right now. We're good.
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Post by Typeminer » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:25 pm

We've had fog, rain, and unseasonable warmth the past few days. We even took a canoe out yesterday. About as good as it gets for a nor'easter.
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Post by DinkyInky » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:30 pm

jwhouk wrote:It's in the high thirties right now. We're good.
Stay safe. Stupid storm systems swirling about the US give me an unsettled feeling.
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Post by jwhouk » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:41 am

UPDATE TIME!

No, I am not in the Twin Cities. I am in wonderful warm Apache Junction, Arizona.

If you all recall from Sarge's magnum opus about the Wedding of Phix, I ended up in a portal located here, inside an In 'n Out Burger.

I had lunch yesterday at said In 'n Out Burger, located on Signal Butte Road. I didn't see any weird mythological creatures come out of the bathroom, thankfully.

I have not as of yet gone into the Hallmark store - which is located across the road from the burger place.
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Post by Dave » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:21 am

jwhouk wrote:I had lunch yesterday at said In 'n Out Burger, located on Signal Butte Road. I didn't see any weird mythological creatures come out of the bathroom, thankfully.
I wouldn't expect you to see them come out of the bathroom. They have no need to come out.

The North American Toilet Kraken (Architeuthis loo) is an ambush predator. Its albino coloration makes it almost impossible to spot against the white surfaces of a porcelain toilet bowl or urinal. It's perfectly camouflaged and well adapted to its environment.

What you might have observed (if you'd been in the In 'n Out long enough) is that some of the bathroom users who go In, never come Out. However, this isn't always easy to observe, as the krakens don't need to eat very often and may not harvest more than one or two customers per month.

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