I chose the frugal housing option for General Assembly–a dorm room at the University of Minnesota. And I plan to use public transportation to get from the airport to the university, from the U to the convention center and back, and then from the U to the airport.
I liked the idea of saving money. Nostalgia for my student days influenced my choice. And I hoped that this would be a learning experience about public transportation–particularly light rail.
Doing this alone in a strange city, though, has raised my anxiety level pretty high. I emailed the UUA General Assembly staff, and they gave me the following information: I can call “Meet Minneapolis” at 612-767-8000, or visit their website.
Once I’ve done that, I’ll post updates with what I know. In the meantime, if you have information to share about how to negotiate this adventure, I’d love to hear it!