I take up residence in the Soo Line Building with my husband, Douglas, and our chorgi, Ms. Nola. We arrived here in August from Northern California and, well, we haven’t looked back. Along with everything else Minneapolis has to offer, we’re learning to navigate the 8 mile skyway system downtown. When I first learned we would be calling the Midwest our new home, I searched for resources on Downtown Minneapolis living and came up empty. It’s not difficult to understand why; the notion of living downtown is a relatively new one for most people, and has only recently become feasible with more available housing popping up. As anyone who works downtown will tell you, there’s no shortage of food, culture, and shopping available in the skyway system. I hope this blog can help those of us living downtown better understand how to use the skyway to our advantage (winter’s coming!). And more broadly, I’ll be documenting all of the discoveries we make as newcomers to this fab city!