The first post for this blog was a mini tour of Armatage (my neighborhood) which is the southwest corner of Minneapolis (and often confused as part of Richfield). Last night, I proclaimed to the Twitterverse that Scott and I would walk every street and alley in the Armatage neighborhood...in one night. You see that Scott knew better and made me eat my words publicly, while chomping on a slice of My Sharoni 'za at Pizzeria Lola.
Making lemonade out of lemons, I'll turn this multi-evening activity into a new regular blog post! In fact, I will try to create a quick post shortly after I take my Wednesday photo for Armatage 365. Walking every street is inspired by Francine Cochran who accomplished her goal of walking the entire city of Minneapolis back in 2005.
Armatage Streets & Alleys Walk #1
On our walks with Stewie, Scott and I like to say hello to the other dogs in the neighborhood. Clockwise from top left: Mala, Carter, Murphy and our dog Stewie in the background, Scott and Mitch.
Paul Lundgren's child, Alex along with his mother, created this sidewalk art based on Alphabet of Nations by They Might Be Giants.
During the debate of whether or not my goal of walking all Armatage streets in one night could be accomplished, I bribed Scott with a stop at Pizzeria Lola. Their proximity to our home is becoming an issue since we were just there on Saturday.
Located on 56th and Xerxes, Lola has a dog friendly patio which makes sense; its namesake is a beautiful Weimaraner. Determined to get a photo of a person and/or dog for Armatage 365, I asked C.A.R.A.G. resident, Jen if I could take a photo of her with her Golden Retriever, Gigi. Turns out it was a great connection; Jen owns Radar Virtual Concierge Services in which Jen makes use of her vast knowledge of dining and entertainment venues and events in the Twin Cities to make personalized suggestions for her clients.