|Here we find our intrepid travelers, Mark and Paula Persons, in downtown Minneapolis posing beside the bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore.
|The couple take the Metro Transit light rail system south for half a day. It is a great example of a clean, efficient, and safe transportation system. Train cars are heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. It is a very good way to get from point A to point B in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
|Metro Transit to the
Mall of America from downtown Minneapolis was less than 40 minutes.
Paula is admiring one of the Christmas decorations at the famous Mall of America.
|Back in downtown Minneapolis, pigeons are feeding on the sidewalk, thanks to generous humans.
|Evenings in downtown Minneapolis bring on the Holidazzal parade as seen on the Nicolet Mall.
|A circus train brings the animals.
|Snow and snowmen are as Minnesotan as Christmas and snow.
|There goes the Ginger Bread House.
|Paula, the SCUBA diver, was seen conversing with a shark on the street.
|WCCO-TV has studios in downtown Minneapolis. Here is the 6 PM newscast as viewed from Nicolet Avenue. The temperature that evening was 6 degrees with a wind chill of -10 degrees.
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