It’s time for another adventure!
I’m heading downtown now to catch the MegaBus. *shudder* I’m not a huge fan of riding the MegaBus; they sell incredibly cheap seats (I bought a ticket to Madison for $5), so families with lots of kids tend to ride. Also, the last time I rode they oversold the bus by TEN SEATS, and it took the driver an hour-and-a-half to sort everything out. Also, on my last two experiences people were noisy and rude – they pushed, talked loudly on their cell phones, and wandered the cramped aisles of the bus rather than stay in their seats, jostling anyone who happened to have an aisle seat. But $5 ticket to Madison. So there you go.
My Mom, who is in the middle of an EPIC solo road trip (Southern Illinois –> Washington DC –> Chicago –> Minneapolis –> Seattle and back to Southern Illinois), is going to pick me up in Madison tonight, we’re going to stay overnight in a hotel, and then tomorrow morning we’re going here:
House on the Rock is an odd collection of rooms that contain odd collections of items perched on a literal rock in the middle of a forest south of Spring Green, Wisconsin. It factors into Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods, so in honor of the trip, that’s what I’m rereading on the bus ride down.
After we tour the HOTR, Mom and I will drive together back to Minneapolis. She’s visiting for two weeks and I’m going to take her EVERYWHERE that she’ll let me take her during that time:
- Minneapolis Raptor Center
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Minnesota Opera
- Beyond Therapy @ Theater in the Round
- MN Zoo and IMAX
- Social Science at the Science Museum of Minnesota
- MN Arboretum
- Walker Art Center
- MN Institute of Arts (MIA)
- Mall of America Aquarium and shopping
- St. Louis Park outdoor mall off of 394
- Dinner with The Hubby’s family
- CONvergence (She already has a ticket!)
- Gay Pride Parade and Pride in the Park
- Padelford Riverboat Mississippi River cruise
Did I miss any of the big ones?
So excited. Love me some Mom time.