Taking the long way to work

It is a beautiful day outside this morning. Mid-50s, not a cloud in the sky.

So I decided to take the long way in to work today.

I’ve never gone this way to work before, but I came home this way a few days ago.

Usually I head down 28th Street to Blaisdell Avenue, then turn onto 31st Street to get on I-35W Southbound at 2nd Avenue. Then I head East on Hwy 62 until it turns into Hwy 55 and then over the Mendota Bridge and to work.

But today I decided to take the much more scenic route.

I headed down Lyndale Avenue to East Minnehaha Parkway. Then I had some decisions to make:

Do I turn South on Portland down to Hwy 62? Nah.

Do I turn South on Cedar Avenue down to Hwy 62? Nah.

Do I turn South on 24th Avenue down to Hwy 62? Nah.

Do I stop at the Mello-Glaze bakery? Tempting, but not today.

Do I turn South on 34th Avenue down to Hwy 62? Nah.

I took the parkway all the way over Hiawatha Avenue and then South to where it intersects Hiawatha Avenue. Then I take Hwy 55 across the Mendota Bridge and into work.

That pesky river is always in the way.

It was a beautiful ride on a beautiful day. I love Minnehaha Parkway.

And I don’t think it added any more than 10 minutes to my commute.

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