A June 2006 trip
to Minneapolis by Vicho
Quote: This is not an empty USA city, it has a heart waiting to be discovered
Hotel | "The Marquette Minneapolis-part 1"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2006
The Marquette Minneapolis
710 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
I had two hours before the interview so I decided to have a quick look around the town after ironing my clothes with the hotel provided iron. I could have even washed my hair as the hairdryer is also provided. Before leaving I found the lunch area, with little snacks and drinks all day long. I grabbed some water and ran to explore the city. It took me a while to explain to the polite black guy at the entrance that I wanted to walk to the St. Anthon’s waterfalls. He knew nothing about them but managed to send me to the Mississippi river.
During my trip I was trying to picture what you would be like. Living in the same hotel-guess not higher then me as that would be the roof, so are you going to be horribly empty posh? I was really considering if I did want the job in that case as I need people with heart around me. I was questioning why I spent my whole life studying to get that high-among the people I don’t like.But nothing catastrophic happened. You were the most wonderful person ever. You were young and smart, sensitive and intelligent and above all extremely professional. It would be a pleasure to work with you.After the interview I spent some time in the lunch area, meeting with couples then talking with a women and one selfish posh man - exactly the type of people to be expected here. I put on something normal, slide down with the lift-for the way down card is not required!
Knowing that I would have half day off, I needed to arrange staying in the hotel room one hour longer then regular check out time - till 1pm. A nice black guy in the reception had no problem with it and he even recommended me where to go out on such a silly day as Tuesday. At the end of the day, I met some normal people even here. The receptionist, the guy giving me directions and the cleaning lady, Maria Guadalupe-she had a really charming sincere smile when we talked to each other in Spanish. I think I could get used to this lifestyle, especially because of the pillows and the bed. This place had the best bed I have ever slept in and the pillows were just miraculous. I guess that’s what the nearly 400 dollars a night is for.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006
Attraction | "Heritage trail around Hahawakpa"
After the boom, the fall came as well. Most of the companies were closed down by 1965. Some of the buildings were reused; see the Coca Cola company building on the left bank or Washburn Mill on the right, today used as historic enterprise park. Some of them serve till these days. Famous Pillsbury A. Mill, the largest flour mill back in 1881 (producing 5,000 barrels of flour a day) is one of those who kept its original purpose. The trail takes you along the old stone bridge to the today’s historic district area established National Historical Landmark in 1971. It is still being developed and efforts for conserving buildings and canal in 1945 style are being taken.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2006
Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
Saint Anthony Falls Historic District
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 8, 2006
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
One Lourdes Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
(612) 379 - 2259
Attraction | "The Mall of America"
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
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