If it's Winter, bring your warm clothes!
For a family vacation, I simply used my roll-aboard TravelPro. Perfecto for a long weekend! Down coat, sweaters, pants, socks, hat and some ear-pops. A little later in to the season and I'd pack my snow-boots. Don't wear them on the plane, because they're too much of a pain to take off and on through the security lines at the airport. Nothing out of the ordinary... toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc. For this trip, I simply had my Nikon Coolpix digital camera. 35mm would be fine, too, but I didn't bring it this time. Dress for the cold!
Home to some of my family
I visited Golden Valley in late November to celebrate my grandmother's 89th birthday.
I considered getting together with Guantanamera, who lives not far from my uncle's house, but it was not meant to be. The first night, my cousin, Michael, and I were playing bartender to the family and had a bit too much of our own creations. Then, the next day, I came down with a virus that had me horizontal until it was time to leave for the airport the following afternoon. Well, fine then! I'll just be that way! Next time, Paul, I promise!!
"Watch out, I'm connected!"
Yippee for my cousin, Michael! He's won his first election -- he's now on the Golden Valley City Council. I've already extracted a promise of a cabinet level position in his administration when he's elected President. Check him out!
Karaoke, family style. How frightening. Every time I visit Golden Valley, Michael has gotten another game for the Playstation that has the family enraptured. This time it was some Karaoke game that comes with a headset mic. The family took turns at being booed off the stage. Niiiice.
Tim's Golden Valley Page
Golden Valley, Minnesota is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis located about five miles west of downtown Minneapolis. The city is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (population of 2.5 million) which covers seven counties of the state of Minnesota. Featuring ample parks and nature areas, the city is known as one of the premiere places to live in the Twin Cities because of its diverse neighborhoods, excellent housing stock, flourishing business community, and award-winning school districts. Several major corporations base their operations out of Golden Valley, including General Mills, Tennant Co, Dahlberg Industries, United Healthcare, Honeywell, and CyberOptics. Service-related companies lead the commercial mix, followed by retail and manufacturing.