Sometimes when I’m on the road, I’m on my own. It’s always interesting — new audiobooks, distinctive vistas, destinations that promise education or amusement. Sometimes I get to connect with friends, and earlier this fall, a trip to Minneapolis for NerdCon was one such occasion.
Aside from the wonders of NerdCon, the city afforded great meals — including my first encounter with Scotch Eggs — and cityscapes with lovely colors and distinctive features, like roof-top basketball courts and urban gardens.
In addition to meals and conference sessions together, my friends knew other places to see, like the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
We visited on a beautiful fall day, sunny, clear, and not quite crisp. There were the last flowers of the season, the first colors of fall, and amazing arrangements. My first maze, too, after all these years of reading about them in books. A delightful adventure, after dashing between hotel and conference sessions, possible only with friends.