Minneapolis was a beautiful host city for the 2011 CGOA conference. I had never been before and I hear it is quite a different city in the winter. Oh look, here comes Haley Zimmerman walking toward me...
The few restaurants outside of the hotel we tried were excellent. Above was a fantastic Sundried tomato, chicken pasta Alfredo from the Newsroom.
Haley's husband Jay sent us a platter of fruit from the hotel's service. That was our breakfast for like 3 days! Thank you, Jay!
We ate a gorgeous little luxurious Mexican restaurant for lunch one day, MASA. I had a Hibiscus Iced Tea with my lunch (fancy!)
As I stated before, we also visited the Minneapolis Textile Center. Here's Tammy posing in front. When I go to these conferences, I rarely get outside the conference center because I pack my days and evenings so full with classes and meetings. But it was great to get a few meetings "off campus" this year, and I'm always up for good food.