Twin Cities Travelin’: Como Zoo and St Paul

Tuesdays have become one of my favorite days of the week. Aside from having Tuesdays Off (that’s my Tumblr btw 😉 ) I get to spend them with Jameson of Lessons with Coffee and explore Twin Cities like never before.

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Last week we went to Como Zoo, and since I’ve been there multiple times on field trips with kids from work, I knew I wanted to visit Conservatory Gardens. We did however tried to take a picture of giraffes walking outside through the fence, to which a little girl told us that we have to walk around and go through the entrance to do that.

The Conservatory Gardens was a lot of what I expected and more. The inside is beautiful, but I think the Japanese Garden was my favorite, including the bonsai exhibit. Did you know that all bonsai trees are shaped like a triangle? And sometimes there are accent plants that can’t be higher than the top of the pot next to them? I learned so much that day. We met a really helpful volunteer, who told us about the Japanese tea ceremony and the tea house. I love tea, but I don’t think I could drink that green tea that they serve there.

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After we visited the Conservatory Gardens the plan was to stop by The Russian Tea House on University Ave. But apparently that place is only open on Fridays 11-3! Too bad, so sad! And I was!

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So instead we stopped by Second Debut, took pictures in front of the awesome mural. And then drove to Grand Ave and ate lunch at Salut!

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Stay tuned for the nest Twin Cities Travelin’, it’ll be my Birthday edition one! Until then – Have fun!

Z & J

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Comments

  1. very good pictures!!

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  2. This has totally been the highlight of my week! One I get to spend it with such an awesome chick, and two, I am learning so much about my own town.

    See you tomorrow!
    Cheers,
    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee 

  3. Como is one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities! It’s such a gem in the middle of the city! I’ve already taken my son there three times and can’t wait until the next time we go!
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  4. How fun! We need to get the kids there more often. We go to the MN Zoo, but I love the Como one, too!
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  5. Wow!! That green house is beautiful. Looks like a fun few days 🙂
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  6. I love the Como Zoo! It is so fun! Cute outfit!

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