My Run Minneapolis project has been happening. I’m a bit behind on the blogging. Here was last night’s run through NE Minneapolis starting from Hennepin Ave E & Buchanan St NE.
This corner is home to the EZ Stop. Remember when they used to sell really high octane gas here? What happened to that?
Some people hate squirrels. This house on Buchanan is exactly the opposite. Now you know where to bring squirrels who are in need of relocation.
Idearc Media appears to have failed to live up to their promise of being better corporate citizens than their print yellow pages directory competitors. How else can you explain Idearc’s directory distributed next to rotting Qwest Dex books from earlier this summer?
I caught a glimpse of the Jim Lupient Water Park while passing through the Northeast Athletic Fields.
Some boys playing soccer. There were quite a few things going on at the many fields up here.
If you run out of power outlets upstairs, just run a line out a window.
Audubon Park was pretty quiet. A few kids on the playground and a mom surfing the web on her Mac. The Audubon Park neighborhood website explains that dreams come easier there because it’s high on a hill with skyline views.
Crossing St. Anthony Parkway, I passed the based of the wall of a hill along the Grand Rounds bike path. The path through NE is in great shape and almost entirely newly paved within the past few years.
At 36th Ave NE, I turned back on Pierce St. This is the scene at the end of the road. Much of the roads in this part of the city are concrete rather than pavement. Anyone know why?
Here’s the view from Pierce St looking down on the very pretty Cavell Park. Block by block up and downhills keep things interesting.
This is All Nations Baptist Church at Pierce & Lowry.
Back at the Northeast Athletic Fields, kickball teams were warming up their legs and their livers.
This is the railroad track that cuts off Pierce St between 13th & Broadway.
Strangely, the tracks were littered with Taconite. I thought that pass through ports on Lake Superior rather than passing through Minneapolis.
Midwest Wrought Iron, Inc at Broadway & Pierce may have a use for that taconite.
Neo Neon Art & Design at 1301 Summer Ave NE is a place to go to get your neon on.
Back at Hennepin Ave, I called it a run at Olson Sheet Metal Works.
Six rolling miles through a beautiful slice of NE Minneapolis.