Category Archives: Minnesota

I was really hoping to report a green Christmas this year here in Minnesota, but it is not to be. The snow started this morning and has been coming down steadily all day covering the green grass. Five weeks to Hawaii – I won’t have to worry about snow there. I am going on two.
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This past summer I posted on “touring your own home town.” Yesterday I got a chance to try out one of the things in my own home town that I wrote about – Kari’s Create & Paint Studio. I went with a friend and we had a great afternoon painting our masterpieces! I had never painted on.
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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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Last night I ventured over to the other side of the Twin Cities to have dinner at the Bayside Grill in Excelsior, MN. Located on Lake Minnetonka, it’s a very popular place to dine. The ambiance was lively and the view beautiful. My dinner companion and I started with the authentic chicken quesadillas – black.
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