The first time I saw the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, I was kind of shocked. I guess I half expected it to be some little creek or something. More than a decade later, I never get tired of coming down to the riverfront. There are all these great little restaurants, bars, biking trails, and lots of other activity around downtown. But when I want to enjoy tranquility in the city, I come downriver to this out of the way bridge to watch sunset. It’s close enough to really feel like you’re part of the city, but it’s also a bit off the beaten path. There aren’t many people around, and you can just enjoy the beautiful waters of the Mississippi flowing past the city on a golden summer sunset.