Category Archives: Minnesota

Falling Waters Twenty-Five: Wrapping Up

This is the final post in my waterfall series, that is, until I see some more. I believe there were about 70 so far. January, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii Akaka Falls State Park, located a few miles … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty-One: Southeastern Minnesota

October 5, 2018 We thought it was high time we saw some of the waterfalls we drive by in Southeastern Minnesota. It wasn’t raining today, unusual this year, so we went exploring. First, is the non-waterfall – Zumbro Falls. The … Continue reading

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Spelunking and Spam in Southern Minnesota

October 2, 2018 Spelunking, from the Latin word spēlunca meaning cave, is a term that has fallen out of favor with “cavers,” who consider spelunkers to be untrained and unknowledgeable compared to themselves. Nonetheless, I think it’s a lovely word, and will … Continue reading

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Rochester, Minnesota: Medical Resort City

September, 2018 Here’s a very brief history of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester’s primary claim to fame. It was founded in the mid-1800’s, by William Worrall Mayo, who was born England in 1819 and emigrated to the United States in 1846. … Continue reading

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Rochester, Minnesota, Hometown of the Mayo Clinic

Thursday, September 27, 2018 We are spending some time in Rochester, Minnesota, so decided to learn a bit more about our temporary home away from home. Like many much larger cities we’ve visited, Rochester has a Hop On Hop Off … Continue reading

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Hop, hop, hopping for Brews!

Friday, September 14, 2018 We paid a visit to the Mighty Axe Hops Farm near Foley, Minnesota, and were treated to a very informative tour. It’s harvest season, a good time to learn about the process. At 83 acres, Mighty Axe … Continue reading

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Pipestone National Monument

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 It was so nice to sleep in this morning. Our first priority as we left Cheyenne was to find a car wash. Our car was so covered by dust that neither of us wanted to touch … Continue reading

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