Sunday, April 11, 2010

Minneapolis and Museum

It’s amazing what a little shopping, girl time, and some different scenery can do to refresh a person! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, my grandma and I trekked 4 hours south to Minneapolis for a middle-of-the-week getaway. We usually spring clean our closets and then go shop for more! We hit all the big Saver’s thrift stores and this time we got to do a lot outside due to the unusually warm spring weather. And the highlight of my trip—The General Mills Museum in downtown Minneapolis! If you’re ever in the area it’s a must-see. And for only $10, you get access to the whole thing! Here’s a little sneak peak….


Mill City Ruins—where the Mill weathered an explosion in 1991.



Looking down from the 8th floor observation deck.


Beautiful view of Minneapolis.


One of the exhibits is the Flour Tower which is an 8 story interactive elevator ride that shows you what a day was like working in a flour mill.

Then we went to the General Mills exhibit which included history on all their brands and the Baking Lab—right up my alley!



General Mill’s top 4 produced flours.


Maybe I will work here one day?


CIMG2177 All about Pillsbury..



Gotta love “The First Lady of Food”




And the best for last….BISQUICK!





So overall, the museum is a definite must see if your a General Mill’s fan like me!

I also needed to make a much needed Trader Joe’s stop, since the closest one is 4 hours from me!




We ate at Old Country Buffett..



I love their steamed fish and roasted potatoes with onions.

Dessert was ColdStone Creamery of course!


I got a new creation which is now my favorite—half sweet cream and half berry tart n tangy with blueberries and cinnamon added in—sounds crazy I know, but I promise it’s delish!



Have a super spring Sunday!


Krista said...

Sounds like a GREAT trip! The Mill looks like a real treat for sure.

Kris said...

Such cool activities!! Sounds and looks like so much fun!

Kat said...

Your pants are really cute! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Kim said...

Wow- You've been so busy! The mill looks so full of history. And, I totally get why you stopped at Trader Joe's. I love that place and wish there was one close to me too. Love your cold stone creation:D

Jessica said...

Looks like a great trip! Love the museam you were at!

Erica said...

I actually interviewed and got offered a job with General Mills after school! They are a fabulous company and their corporate HQ is beautiful. It was just wayyy too far away (and a little cold) for me :) Glad you had fun. TJs trips always rock

Nicole, RD said...

I didn't even know General Mills was in MN! What a fun tour! As the queen of baking, I'm sure you were in your happy place!!

scott davidson said...

Wonderful colors and organic natural forms. Reminds me of a painting like Rainy landscape, by Russian painter Kandinsky,, that I saw at, from where one can order a canvas print of it. Really good place to browse the painter’s work and other work similar to your style of painting.