Attention Bassett Creek Watershed friends: Crap you put in the creek washes by my house downstream.
I did a little run on Saturday starting just East of Theodore Worth Golf Course, up through N Minneapolis, then down W Mississippi River Rd back to my home in Longfellow.
Things were off to an interesting start when I passed a car on Vincent Ave N with a note to cops to stop ticketing it.
I missed a section of Xerxes on a previous run, so picked that up this time. The hill in the distance is a sledding hill in the winter at 26th. The top of that hill was the starting point for the run in the spring where I sprained my ankle at 26th & Bryant.
I turned East at 29th and crossed a relatively quiet section of Broadway.
The Key of Faith Church sits at Newton & 29th. I couldn’t find a website for this institution.
Johnny’s blogged about an evil pink pony in the past. I don’t know if this evil pink doggie is somehow connected.
I didn’t expect to see a square block pond with walking trails along 29th.
While passing Jordan Park Elementary, I was surprised to see a guy walking a pit bull. I’ve never seen anyone walk a pit bull before. Earlier in the run, I saw a few charging toward fences as I ran by. The one of the leash was quite a bit more social than the ones charging me in yards.
St Olaf Lutheran Church at 29th & Emerson states on their website, “If you are looking for a church home that takes seriously the Christian mandate to serve the poor and seek social justice, then St. Olaf is for you.” Sounds like they’re living it.
The Tawfiq Islamic Center is on the NE corner of Lyndale and 29th.
This is a shot of Farview Park from the NE corner. The view from the top is much better.
I ran into I-94 at 3rd St N so turned south.
At Broadway, I discovered a Kemp’s plant. I’ve driven along Broadway many times without realizing milk and milk products were being produce along that stretch.
I turned East at Broadway, which took me past some stoplight panhandlers and BJ’s. One of only two strip clubs in Minneapolis that aren’t in downtown. They offer pull tabs, pool, and pinball as distractions. The parking lot was packed in the early afternoon on Saturday.
Here’s one for Start Seeing Art. What’s the story behind this piece at Broadway & 1st St N?
When I reached the river, I turned North past Broadway Pizza, where they do thin crust square cuts.
Then the Minneapolis Park Board headquarters. Joe Soucheray would likely have a fit if he knew what they spent on this guy.
W River Rd terminates at Ole Olson park where a beautiful condo development abuts the train tracks.
Heading South on W Mississippi River Road, I passed Coloplast‘s new property. This is really impressive compared to the scrap yards a block behind it.
When I got down the the Mill District, I saw the ruins of the old Fuji-Ya location. There was a proposal to turn this into a condo project called The Wave, if my memory serves me right. I guess that didn’t happen.
I noticed that no work has been done on the plank road. Why did they close it before they planned to actually change it?
This is the transition to the newly rebuilt trails along W River Rd. In the end, they did indeed use asphalt for both trails rather than concrete for the running path. They look awesome and are already getting a ton of use.
I believe the wall below this bridge between 26th & 27th Streets has the thickest layers of graffiti and graffiti cover up paint jobs of any wall in the city. Check it out sometime.
I believe this house is owned by Augsburg College. Anyone know the story?
Longfellow Grill marked the end of my run. 12.2 miles through N Minneapolis and home along the river. Good times.