Good seafood and decadent desserts
The current route closely follows the original foot passage. Its design harkens back to the way the original interweaving trails aligned as an ancient salt-lick-to-grazing-pasture migratory route of the American Bison and other game that moved between grazing the pastures of central and western Mississippi and the salt and other mineral surface deposits of the Cumberland Plateau.
elieved to have been occupied by Native Americans several thousand years ago, the area that is now Sky Lake is actually an abandoned channel of the Mississippi River. A part of Sky Lake’s history can be seen in the trees since the area is home to several ancient bald cypress trees. The trees, some more than a thousand years old, range in size with the biggest measuring 47 feet in circumference and 70 feet in height – one of the tallest in the state.
this co-op is incredible. In fact, it has a better selection more beautifully displayed than the co-ops we frequent in the Twin Cities. In addition, there is a daily selection of soups, salads sandwiches and desserts available to eat in-store or take out.
he Chain of Lakes (Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Calhoun, Harriet, Nokomis, Hiawatha, and Minnehaha Creek/Falls) are a Minneapolis classic. If at all possible, take a walk/run/bike around at least part of the Chain of Lakes while in Minneapolis
Happy hour can save you some money. All drinks and an extensive selection of appetizers are half price from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and it’s easy to make a meal of it. We shared Alonzo’s sampler: four conch fritters, four Buffalo shrimp, four fish fingers and a pile of onion rings. That would be $17.30, but happy hour prices made it $8.65. We added two delicious sides of Granny Apple Cole Slaw (normally $2.10; now $1.05)
The Rincon Center near the Embarcadero features a series of 27 murals depicting California's history. Painted in the 1940s by Russian muralist Anton Refregier, these pieces feature everything from the early days during the building of the missions to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each one has a small plaque describing its scene.
Address: 75 Mission Street between Steuart and Spear in the SOMA district
Hours: 7am to 6pm, Monday - Friday; 9am to 2pm, Saturday
Learn More: Rincon Center Murals
Mission District is home to the largest concentration of murals in San Francisco. You will find most of them on garage doors, on the walls of businesses, and all over buildings throughout the district. While there are hundreds in the area, you will find a large concentration of them on 24th Street (and in the alleys) just to the east of Mission Street