Had breakfast with my two house-guests from Beijing. Made our way over to Ft. Snelling and joined at least 5 bus-loads of school children on a field trip. We toured the fort and learned a few things in the process. As a side note I should mention that senior discounts and college student discounts apply. All in all we had a lot of fun and we were highly entertained by one of the guides acting as a soldier complete with period uniform, as he put a group of boys and girls through their paces, marching up and down. The grand finale of his portion of the tour was to fire his musket, much to the delight of all within earshot.
After leaving the Fort Snelling, we took a short car ride down Hiawatha to Minnehhaha falls. Remarkable to think that this fast flowing water freezes over in the winter time.