Getaway!

View toward ‘Yurt Village’ Afton State Park

We decided it was time to take a break from all the insanity and Afton State Park Minnesota was a perfect respite. Fall is definitely in the air!

The park is gorgeous with plenty of places to hike and birdwatch- also spend a night or two in a cabin, tent or yurt.

If apple desserts or just plain good eating crosses your mind, a quick trip down the road will suffice. Whistling Well Farm Minnesota is a perfect place to pick apples or purchase them bagged.

Whistling Well Farm

The dessert pictured above is Apple Crumble Slab Pie from King Arthur Flour recipes.

Wild (Woke) W7th, St Paul, MN

I wanted to share a few images from a 4 mile walk around our neighborhood. W7th strong! The first picture is of two small business owners about whom I have blogged over the years (7th Street Tattoo, 7th Street Barbers).

Also pictured is Shamrock’s Pub and Schmidt Brewery Complex and Keg and Case Market.

A Community Despairs

When will we learn? My cities (St Paul and Minneapolis) are, literally, on fire.

“No justice, no peace.” We demand justice for the murder of George Floyd.

Curfews are in place. Peaceful protests continue. We walked through our neighborhood this afternoon. A very different place. The world has seen the images. Cities around the country are joining in protest.

Here is my home community: