Who are we?
Who are we? Each of us on Team Potter grew up competing in a sport that many people are just now beginning to hear about: curling. It's a sport of strategy, strength, skill and camaraderie. In the fall and winter months we spend much of our time practicing and competing in bonspiels both in the USA and internationally; and in the off-season, we train and prepare ourselves for the competitive season. We are currently training for the 2014 Olympic Trials. Follow this blog to check in on our competitive season.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Our expedition around the Twin Cities
This weekend was a lot of fun. My parents came to visit and we did a bunch of sight-seeing that I should have done a while ago since I live in the Cities. In the morning we went to Keys Cafe for breakfast where we planned out our morning activities. We decided to check out the Mill City Farmer's Market, where they were also celebrating Oktoberfest with live German bands, pretzel demos, and beer tastings. While we were there, we took a tour of the Mill City Museum and especially enjoyed the Flour Tower. Then we walked through the Guthrie Theater and checked out the view from the Endless Bridge which looked out over St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. Afterwards, we traveled further downtown and walked through the newly remodeled Foshay Tower which has now been converted to a very posh W Hotel. From there, we walked down Nicollet Mall and stopped at Brit's Pub for lunch where we sat on the roof and got to watch some lawn bowling. Very similar to curling... :) After lunch, we drove over to the Walker Art Center and gazed at some very–umm–unique art. We took a stroll through the famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and posed with the Spoonbridge and Cherry. And no trip to the Cities would be complete without a trip to the state's only Ikea store where we traveled the maze of showrooms and collected bargain must-haves for our homes. To top off the day, we ate at Texas Roadhouse and gorged ourselves on steak, rolls, and loaded sweet potatoes. Needless to say, we went home stuffed! What a day!