Fall Trip 2009

In August, 2009, Scott and Lisa made a pilgrimage to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, to see a Minnesota Twins game in their last season in the “giant baggie”. I, unfortunately, was tied up with work then, but there were a few opportunities in September. When I saw that the Twins had a home stand in late September just a week before the season premiere of Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion", I knew for certain that I wanted to go. All that remained was to figure out how to spend the intervening week.

I knew that I had already seen most of the interesting sites in the Twin Cities with Scott a few years back (and that photo gallery is still waiting to be written!), and Scott got the rest on his August trip, so there was not much point in hanging around Minneapolis for a whole week. Minnesota borders on four other states, all of which I had previously visited, except one. North Dakota beckoned. I knew that the two tallest broadcast towers in the world were both located northwest of Fargo, and it's certainly well within driving distance of Minneapolis, so the route quickly became obvious: