Category Archives: Minnesota

Jumping By the Spoonbridge and Cherry- Minneapolis

a man jumping in the air with a spoon and a cherry sculpture with Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the background

During our visit to Minnesota we stopped by the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The main reason for our visit was see the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. 

The sculpture garden is a decent size public park and was busy but never really felt crowded. We strolled around, checking out many of the sculptures but didn’t really care for what we saw. The only sculpture that we really liked was the Spoonbridge and Cherry.

The Spoonbridge and Cherry definitely draws the largest crowd. It was also the only sculpture that we stopped at that required a wait if you wanted to get a photo in a decent spot.

The sculpture is a bit strange but was really cool to check out. The top of the stem has a barely noticeable sprinkler with water coming out. It was a bit windy out which caused the stem sprinkler to blow a light mist of water onto anyone standing too close.

While admiring the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture I decided that this would be a fun and great place for a jump. As I did my jumps, a bunch of other visitors were watching and laughing . I then saw some of them trying to get some jumping photos too!

a woman jumping in the air with a cherry and a statue with Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the background

Kim is a bit more selective than me when it comes to jumping but felt that the Spoonbridge was worthy of a photo. She waited for the copycat jumpers to finish and then took her turn. Kim had great form and I took a couple of fun photos of her jumps!

Lucas was a party-pooper and slept while all of this fun jumping was going on.

Find out about the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden here.

Win A Minnesota Vikings VIP Experience from Radisson

a poster for a sports event

Radisson is running a new sweepstakes The Radisson “Super Fan” Sweepstakes

In the sweepstakes Radisson is giving away a trip for two to Minnesota to take part in a Vikings VIP Experience. The grand prize sounds pretty awesome. Check out what it includes below.

The Grand Prize:

  • Round trip economy travel from anywhere in the Continental USA
    (If winner lives within 250 miles of Minneapolis, a travel stipend of $300 will be given instead of airfare and ground transportation.)
  • 3 Night Stay at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis (12/28- 12/31 2012)
  • Two tickets to the Vikings game on 12/30/12
  • Two Pre-Game Sideline Tickets
  • Attend the Post-Game Press Conference
  • Tour of Winter Park
  • Meet & Greet with Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe
  • Dinner for 2 at FireLake Grill in Radisson Plaza ($100 gift card)
  • $500 Spending Money
  • Limited ground transportation

Entering the Sweepstakes:

  • Log in to Facebook (or create an account)
  • “Like” the Radisson Facebook page
  • Click the sweepstakes tab and fill out the application
  • There is one entry per Facebook ID/ Individual
  • Bonus Entries– at the end of your entry, you can share the sweepstakes on Facebook or Twitter. You will receive one additional entry for every individual that enters the sweepstakes with your unique referral ID. 

Some Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. states & DC (Void in AK & HI) 
  • Must be 18 years of age (19 in AL & NE) or older at time of entry 
  • Enter by December 10, 2012
Enter for a chance to win a Minnesota Vikings VIP Experience HERE