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Joie de Vivre Coffee and Culture Café Revisited

What's CookingLeaving church Sunday, as usual John was lobbying for donuts. Laurie was shaking her head fervently as we walked to the truck. The truck just so happened to be parked near Joie de Vivre Coffee and Culture Café with an outdoor sign of “What’s Cooking!” Laurie’s eyes veered to the sign and gazed upon Crawfish Flatbread. John was easily convinced and in we went to try the beckoning flavors. Continue reading

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End of the Season

ApplesSouth Louisiana’s climate allows growing seasons all year long. No matter the time of year there is always something being harvested. The farmers markets in the area offer an array of vegetables and fruits on a regular basis. As we travel north, the farmers markets we find are generally seasonal.  In our travels this is one aspect we have to continually remember as we search for local produce. Continue reading

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Lima Church and Cemetery – Iowa

CemeteryCemeteries are not places we usually visit. This is not because we don’t like cemeteries but because we believe Louisiana has some of the most interesting “cities of the dead”. That said, everyone we spoke with in the Wadena, Iowa area told us to go see “Skinner” in the Lima Cemetery, and so began our quest. 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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