Monthly Archives: October 2015

Note – From time to time I will post about my favorite islands around the world, starting today with Catalina Island. Catalina Island is located 22 miles off the coast of southern California, and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. It’s a quiet, peaceful, laid-back island with no traffic.
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100 Days to Hawaii

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Not that I’m counting or anything . . . I will be spending two glorious weeks on Waikiki Beach in the middle of a frigid Minnesota winter so it’s hard not to be counting! I have already lined up two photography tours with Oahu Photography Tours – a Complete Island tour and the Friday Night.
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The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles west of Ecuador, which is on the western coast of South America. They are located right on the equator, but oddly, they are not tropical islands and it is not hot all year like you might expect (69 – 84 degrees). The big draw.
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Yesterday was a tour day. I took 48 people from the Twin Cities area on an all-day outing to Lanesboro, MN. Our morning stop was at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center where we heard a presentation on eagles, hawks, and owls. A hawk and an owl were part of the presentation. It was very interesting,.
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The Stillwater Harvest Fest drew a big crowd today. The weather was an awesome 82 degrees with sunny skies. It was one of the nicest fall days I remember here in Minnesota in October. The crowds gathered along the St. Croix River downtown to watch the Pumpkin Regatta – people racing hollowed out giant pumpkins down.
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