Over the next few posts we will update everyone on what transpired during our final two days in Minneapolis.
|Clearing skies were a welcome sight after Sunday's weather!|
|The girls first visit to the VMC!|
One important stop for us this day was a lunch date with Dr. John Ohlfest himself. However, we still had a couple of hours to kill before meeting up. For those of you who know us, number one on Sara and my list on ANY given day is to locate some good coffee! So once we had a fresh cup of Caribou Coffee we thought it would be nice to show the kids around town and some of the places we had been on our previous trips.
Once we had given the kids a bit of a tour of Minneapolis, including the still roofless Metrodome (collapsed due to snow load). We were on our way to the East Bank Campus of the University when we passed by a giant cherry on a spoon. I kid you not! Actually, Katherine and I had spotted a picture of it back at the hotel and I had jokingly suggested that we try to find it. Now that I had laid eyes on it, I just had to take a moment to stop and get a picture.
|"Spoonbridge and Cherry"|
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
|Dr. John Ohlfest, Elizabeth and Katherine.|
A while back I had put together a press release of sorts and had sent it out to as many Canadian and American media outlets as I could think of. However, I did not get one single enquiry. Did I make the fact sheet too slick? Did I not emphasize that this research may be helping dogs at the moment but is for the greater good of mankind? Something must be done to help Dr. Ohlfest continue his groundbreaking work.
We wrapped up our visit with a tour of the Ohlfest Brain Tumour lab. Even to someone like myself, who is definitely not an Einstein when it comes to science, I found the tour very interesting.
|The Ohlfest Brain Tumor Lab.|
|Brian Andersen, the man who was responsible|
for making Rilley's lifesaving vaccine.