The Twin Cities faced some major storms this week. Big rain, big winds, big wreckage, big time power outage. Yup…over 500,000 people without power. I’m going on 3 days now…and I’m not holding my breath. But, I am getting creative with solutions:
Plus, it could be worse. This could be my car:
Or I could have been hiding behind this tree:
So what does one do when there’s no electricity? Well, in my case, I find a boyfriend who has power (thanks, boo). But, more seriously, maximize the daylight! How? Easy: food and fun.
Today, food manifest itself in the Finnish Bistro in the Como neighborhood.
This adorable bistro is connected to a Dunn Brothers, but it has its own unique menu and bakery display case.
The menu was chock full of sandwiches, salads, soup, and breakfast dishes. We ordered a caprese sandwich and a yogurt parfait:
Both were delicious! The sandwich came with ample amounts of pesto, and the yogurt parfait included a generous portion of berries.
With food out of the way…time to move onto fun! This included a bike ride into downtown St Paul ending at the Science Museum.
During the warmer months, the Science Museum includes an outdoor mini-golf course. After my mini-golfing adventure at the Walker, I’ve been quite keen on the sport. The course at the Science Museum is part of an outdoor garden:
Each hole provides visual and written information about how moving water impacts the landscapes it travels through:
There was even a small garden of strawberries along the course!
We were there right before closing, so we didn’t look through the actual museum at all, but I am looking forward to going back soon to see the museum’s inside!