Monday, June 27, 2011

A little fun in St Paul

The last class I taught in St. Paul was Tea and Ephemera, I have to apologize for not having photos, but it was a long week with four full day classes and the day ended before I realized I hadn't taken any photos. (I'll have lots more photos next month when I teach in California)

While in St Paul, Nina and I went to the History Center which was right up the street from the hotel and saw an underwear exhibit from Munsingwear, I loved seeing the old ads

and these great displays of bras and slips over the years.

look at those pointy cups!

I also thought this sphere from another exhibit was very cool.

The view of the Minnesota state capitol from the history center window.

I got such a kick out of returning to the hotel room at the end of a long day of teaching to see this cute origami towel dog laying on the bed. Maybe my son Ty should think about adding towel folding to his origami repertoire.

I guess Minnesota is the place to buy viking helmets :)

 and next time I need a diving helmet, I'll know where to go.

A beautiful church behind the hotel.

Before Nina and I hit the road and drove 400 miles back to Chicago, we stopped for breakfast at Mickey's, a family owned diner that opened in 1939 and has been open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ever since.

We had a great breakfast, two perfectly cooked eggs, bacon and a mountain of crispy hash browns!!! If you get to St. Paul, I highly recommend it.

The drive home went fairly well except for the flat tire I got 100 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. Thank goodness I was close to an exit and as I drove off the highway, I saw the backside of a Walmart with a garage door with TIRES in big letters over it! Luckily, it ended up just being a cracked valve, which only took half an hour and $12 to fix.


  1. One more thing to be grateful for: non-pointy bras. ;)

  2. Sounds like a great trip. I love the underwear exhibit! You really got lucky finding a Walmart with an auto center when you needed one!


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