Two cities – Minneapolis and St Paul City.
INDIAN MOUNDS REGIONAL PARK
The day started off with a 4.5 hour drive through Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. We first stopped at Indian Mounds Regional Park for a view of St Paul City.
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL
We then drove through the city to stop and see the famous Cathedral of Saint Paul. There was a very prominent homeless population in St Paul with lots of beggers on the roads and people sleeping in parks.
The inside of the Cathedral was as beautiful as all Cathedrals are with exquisite detail and decor.
WITCH HAT TOWER
Next we went to the Witch Hat Water Tower, an old water tower, that is now surrounded by a park looking very eerie.
Behind the tower is a great view of the sister city, Minneapolis.
Next we drove on their very confusing highways to visit the Mill District in Minneapolis. This area was a big manufacturing area with lots of flour mills.
MILL RUINS PARK
Below you can see Mill Ruins and above the fantastic combination of the old factories with the new modern, glass architecture.
STONE ARCH BRIDGE
We walked through Mill Ruins Park to the Stone Arch Bridge. This was an old railway bridge that has now been converted into a walking and bike track crossing the Mississippi River.
MALL OF AMERICA
No trip through America or stop at Minneapolis would be complete without visiting the Mall of America. Inside there are 520+ shops and 20 restuarants. To walk around 1 level is 1.15 miles.
Plus, there is a huge lego store with a lifesize helicopter (and other figures), an aquarium and a theme park with rides called Nickelodeon Universe.
_It was time for dinner and to find a place for the night. Camping was out of the question as it was just too cold. We decided the best place to stay would be Fargo. So we picked up McDonalds (dodgey one) and then drove 3.5 hours to Fargo._