This is one of the most progressive and civilized cities in the United States. Of course, that is my opinion but I find the depth of cultural options so impressive as well as the quality of the arts. The Minneapolis Art Institute is a traditional museum with a number of wonderful collections. The new wing is devoted to the design and architecture of Michael Graves. I became a fan of his when I started seeing his designs at Target. The coolest things were the board games he designed: chess, backgammon, poker and monopoly. He also designed household products. What a treat to make such artistic designs available to the masses. We also went by the Fitzgerald Theater that houses the Prairie Home Companion radio show. While we were taking pictures of that I saw a dinosaur across the street painted with some of the great musicians of our times. Did you say “Bob Dylan” – my hero? After these places we went to the Walker Art Center. What a bizarre artistic experiment. The most innovative and creative art is found at the Walker. There was one “piece” that was a woman sleeping in the corner. A real live woman who sleeps in the corner for an hour. Don’t ask… even I was confused. But you have to go just to allow your mind to be imploded. I also got to go to a Twins game. My Minneapolis hotel was also the coolest. They have a pool table and rocking chairs in the lobby. What could be more attractive. I also got to see a show about Ella Fitzgerald at the famous Guthrie Theater. I just love this city. Especially because I have WONDERFUL relatives there. This was a really great place to stop on my adventure.