Category Archives: Minnesota

Red Wing Marine Museum in Red Wing, MN and a Plaquemine, LA Connection

Following the Mississippi River from headwaters to mouth was one of our favorite trips. Along the way we found interesting sites, some with connections to south Louisiana. The Red Wing Marine Museum has some unique exhibits and one has a link to Plaquemine, LA. Continue reading

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The Anderson Center at Tower View – Red Wing, MN

What is art? It is an interpretation and can mean different things to different people. Having friends who work with different mediums makes our art world varied and unique. We don’t necessarily look for “out of the ordinary”, it sometimes finds us. So it was one lovely fall afternoon as we walked through a rather unique sculpture garden. Continue reading

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National Eagle Center – Wabasha, MN

AngelThe room had a quiet hum and the anticipation was building. Although the walls were full of exhibits and posters no one was interested. There was even a video waiting to be turned on yet no one even thought to push the play button. We were sitting in the front row and along with everyone else we were patiently waiting – not sure what to expect yet knowing it would be awesome. We were about to be up close and personal with a full grown bald eagle. Continue reading

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Holy Rosary Catholic Church – Grand Portage, MN



Holy Rosary Traveling has brought many changes to our lives; mostly good. One in particular is Sunday Mass; generally a different church each week. Some churches are modern and very large while others are small and non-descript. Then there are the ones with historical significance.
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Moving an Island – Lake Superior, MN

Manajiwin – Snag Island – Five Mile Rock

 

All aloneEarth, Wind, Fire, and Water – the essence of our planet. Cultures have been celebrating these elements for centuries. None more so than the Native Americans along the North Shore of Lake Superior. They would travel out to a rock island in the lake and celebrate their oneness with the earth and its people. Continue reading

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Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior, MN

CoverNovember gales on Lake Superior are a force to be reckoned with – feared and respected at the same time. The wreck that is probably the most know today is the Edmund Fitzgerald. She went down 17 miles off the Michigan coast of Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. All 29 crew members perished.  While this wreck is in the forefront even having her story written in song by Gordon Lightfoot – “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”; there were other gales and wrecks that forced the United States to take action. Continue reading

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Shovel Point, Tettegouche State Park, MN

Palisade from the pointWe fell in love with Lake Superior, we know you’ve guessed that by now. The lake is breathtaking and it presents itself each time you round a bend in the road. Also, the North Shore of Lake Superior is full of outdoor adventures. Everywhere we turned or visited there were many options for enjoying the area. One such stop which was highly recommended was Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park. When you think “point”, think climbing for a view. Continue reading

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Gunflint Trail – MN

Lake shadowsLake Superior’s North Shore in the fall. One of the best places to see the color of fall foliage; except for this year. We thought we had planned it well for the reds, oranges, and yellows of the various trees. Not to be in 2015; we were informed that the fall foliage was about two weeks behind estimates. Coming from the south, these colors were high on our list of things to see. Continue reading

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