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 … More Getaway!

The Staycation is Winding Down

We have had a wonderful week enjoying local sights and tastes! A true “staycation”, we explored places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including hiking in Carpenter Nature Center and trying out a new breakfast spot in St. Paul: Hope Breakfast. Carpenter Nature Center has two campuses: the 425-acre Minnesota Campus with more than 10 miles of hiking trails and, just … More The Staycation is Winding Down


November 2016 Super Moon through the grasses in the back yard…

Just In!

We went on a ramble through Crosby Farm Regional Park and met up with this fine fellow, or gal; a lovely Barred Owl. Perched just off a trail, dear owl was driving the smaller birds nuts, which is what attracted our attention.


I want this place saved for artists. If I had buckets of money, I would buy it. You are all welcome. I have formed this recent, rather formidable attachment and cannot stay away. This relic from the 1920’s will be sold (rumors) or torn down. Whatever happens, it will be sanitized, made pretty, landscaped and … More Moody