Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Minneapolis

There was a tornado the day that I arrived in Minneapolis - the front of the storm was fascinating.... never seen anything like it before. It was just this wall of clouds..... All these colors, static, electricity dancing in the air over my head.... Kept worrying that the storm would lift the mustang off the pavement and drop in somewhere in distant Kansas - Which is cool, I guess.... I am working there in a few weeks....

Tracy flew in the day after the tornado, Jason drove from Manitoba the same night.... It was really a big surprise, even now, I still cannot believe that he really drove 10 hours just to hang out for the weekend. It was all so in-the-moment. We got a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, right near everything. Turns out we were visiting during the weekend of Bastille Day, a French celebration which is held in respect to the storming of the Bastille back in 1789 - so Minneapolis was just a big party. First night we went out to celebrate Tracy's first day on the roadtrip. Went to Brit's Pub - where they have lawn bowling on the rooftop.... Jason bought us T-shirts, so we all matched like tourists from NY, Manitoba, and Tucson..... ha. Kind of bar hopped from there.... the night was madness..... between the three of us, we vaguely remember getting back to the hotel - kind of.... : ) Next night we took it easy, much more laid back and hang out-ish..... Brit's was having a showing of the Moulin Rouge on their bowling green. Jason got out a blanket from his truck and we all sprawled on the lawn, watching the movie being projected onto our hotel. Surround sound is great. Got to cuddle up, on a rooftop, with two awesome people, and watch one of my favorite movies.....what is possibly better than that? Jason is a really beautiful person to be around - I already miss him a lot.... it really sucked packing up to leave on Monday morning.... I would pack and then be kissing him, pack and then pin him on the couch.... and then, eventually an hour later, I was still stalling - not wanting to leave. Oh well - leave I had to....

Left Minnasota for Wisconsin - they have a lot of cheese in Wisconsin. I am SO friggin happy to have Tracy on the trip...... It, in itself, is a trip...

Spent most of Monday getting plastered... no, not like that. Spent most of the day getting lifecasted, somewhere in a little farmhouse out in WI. It was a really long day being covered in alginate and dentistry products. He casted my torso, butt and bust.... and let me tell you, Tracy thinks my butt cast is the best of his other pieces, it was a very nice cast indeed. We ended the day in a little Victorian bed and breakfast outside of Madison. Tracy and I were the only guests at the house, and the woman who owned the place was living in the carriage house in the back. So we ran around the house late last night, taking scandalous photos all over the place.... was a lot of fun - I think we got Tracy some pretty fabulous photos - I wish my camera was a bit fancier so I could do the girl some justice....

Now we are in Milwaukee. Just shot with this 1931 hotrod car in a park about an hour ago. The car was gorgeous.... nothing like being topless in a beautiful vehicle to get your day rolling, you know? Tonight we are headed to TH's place..... Really excited to see him/shoot with him/steal all his tomatoes again..... the man is not human when it comes to photography. If we come anywhere near what was created last time - my life will have been completed.... not once, but twice. : )

Video of the stuff going on:

5 comments:

PD said...

You didn't see Dorothy & Toto fly by, did you? Nice shot of Ma Nature's nasty side. Sounds like Minneapolis is a good town. Consider yourself lucky. Anybody who is willing to drive 10 Hours, into another country, to see someone they just met, has to have something going on for himself. Good for you London. How long will Tracy be riding with you? Having someone along should make the trip go easy.

You mentioned in a previous blog, that heading East was driving toward the dark. Think about it this way: heading East is heading into the dawn. A new day, new experiences. You & Tracy have fun in Wisconsin.

forestviking said...

Hi London,
glad to read that You had a lovely weekend and got missed by the tornado!
started traveling south,to the Norwegian Coast, crossing with speed ferry to denmark on monday sleeping in the station waggon on the Danish beach, fine sunrise, car with cruise control floating in traffic, Alicia Keys singing for me "songs in a minor".about a womans worth, brilliant lyrics. Thoughts flowing around. How nice travelling is, had almost forgotten!
You'll love European Customs on the motorways:
No control at all, just passing a sign, saying: "Germany border reduce speed!"
Down across Germany tomorrow, old friends in Bavaria waiting.
Live is so good!

Anonymous said...

i love the red hoodie shot! i see so many beautiful pictures of you, but when you get to know someone, its those simple pics that show the 'girl next door' quality or in this case the 'girl next country' ;) -j

Brandon Nygren said...

London, make sure Tracy doesn't get into too much trouble. But defiantly some trouble.
Jason sounds like an awesome guy. Sorry you have to miss him.
You girls keep having fun now!

Andy said...

Woah! Tornado is wonderful whim of nature. Unfortunately (and thank God to :)) there are no tornados in our country, but it's SO interesting to see!

HotRod car sounds like tornado ;) but it seems too "gray" behind you ;)