After returning from a few days in the Bay area of California, I am reminded how small the twin cities are in perspective to the rest of the metropolitan areas of the country. While as a whole, Minneapolis and St. Paul rank as the 16th largest market in the country, but as our two cities are counted together, we get a smaller feel in our place in the market.
This really relates to the unusual people you may see walking the streets here. Sure, we have them, but not like other cities across the country.
Take Baby Bingo here for example. I have seen him walking the streets of Minneapolis a few weeks in a row now. I am not sure what his story is…. but I know I want to talk to him one of these times in passing. He does not seem to be looking for anything….. he just walks the streets honking his horn and sometimes waving at people.
He definitely ranks as one of Minneapolis’s more unusual charecters. Tomorrow, I’ll post one I found on Pier 39.