Category Archives: Minnesota

The Mighty Mississippi

July, 2020 The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America. It is also the second-largest drainage system on the continent. The Hudson Bay drainage system lays claim to first place in both categories. The Mississippi drains parts of … Continue reading

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Fallen Trees and Fall Colors

October, 2019 My husband’s family owns a cabin in Northern Minnesota, just a few miles from the Canadian border. It’s a beautiful retreat from the hustle and bustle we experience in our everyday lives. The cabin is “off grid,” so … Continue reading

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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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The Attractions of Gull Lake

Thursday, August 13 Nothing much going on.  We had a downpour last night, so it was hot and humid during the day today. Of course, for us Minnesotans, that means upper 80’s or lower 90’s. We melt if it gets … Continue reading

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