While this isn't quite the Twin Cities, I was recently at a White Bear Lake business meeting (The St Paul Saints owner spoke...really interesting) and they called White Bear the "Epicenter of the Twin Cities" so I guess this counts. The epicenter might be stretching it, but they have a wonderful square, a beautiful lake, and I keep thinking about sketching these things but don't. So I did. What is funny about this sketch is I circled the block three times. Found this perfect spot, pulled in backward, then this huge truck pulled in next to me...I am being kind in the sketch, and then I sketched for about 30 min. Noticing I had lost track of time I threw sky in. If you look close you can see that I threw too much in. Started the car, and nothing. I had killed my battery. Turned out to be a low battery that just wanted a drink of water from the bar I had just painted. I plan to do a lot more around the square and area. This was on a moleskin watercolor log book with my altoid paint kit.