Willow River State Park Videos

Here are some videos from our last trip to Willow River State Park in Hudson, WI.  I wrote a lengthy overview last year.  We visited again and shot some new video and took a bunch of pictures. We walked the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Point Lighthouse Hike

The Minnesota Point Lighthouse has been on my list of must see places for a long time.  I’ve been close, but never saw it.  That all changed last Saturday. Minnesota Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built in Minnesota.  Once … Continue reading

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A record setting day in Saint Paul

St. Patrick’s Day in Saint Paul is a big deal.  Every year, there’s a parade along with plenty of drunken commotion in the streets until the wee hours of the morning.  Usually St. Patrick’s Day is either cold, wet, or … Continue reading

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Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2012

Back in 1886, a reporter from New York described Saint Paul, then the fastest growing city in the country, as “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation in the winter.”  To prove him wrong, the people of Saint Paul organized their … Continue reading

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Mojo Monkey Donuts Review

We finally made our first trip to Mojo Monkey Donuts and it was worth the wait! It’s not a secret that I love a good donut. You can judge a donut shop by how well they make a plain cake … Continue reading

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Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012 in Saint Paul, MN

This weekend we attended the Saint Paul edition of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships.  Wow!  What an event!  Crashed Ice is an exhibition of the sport known as Ice Cross Downhill. Ice Cross Downhill combines ice skating, downhill … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like Saint Paul in Wintertime…I guess

So far, the cold 8 months of the year we call Winter has been very unusual.  We didn’t get our first hard freeze until October.  We didn’t see any snow until December.  I’m not sure the temperature has dropped below … Continue reading

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Travelogue – Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery Medieval Feast and Wassailing of the Trees

Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery in Stockholm, WI holds a ceremony called the Wassailing of the trees to encourage the cider apple trees to produce plenty of fruit in the coming year and to ward off evil spirits.  This year, … Continue reading

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Medieval Feast – Wassailing of the Apple Trees

This past weekend, Liz and I attended the Medieval Feast at the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery in Stockholm, WI.  When we left home, the sky was grey but there was no precipitation.  After stopping in a couple of shops … Continue reading

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Travelogue — Missouri

In my post last Wednesday, “Rest is Part of the Creative Process,” I talked about a trip to Missouri.  I thought it would be fun to share some photos and videos from the trip, so here you go! This first … Continue reading

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