Tonight was the (almost) final show of the first season with Chris Thile at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio program based in St. Paul, MN. More to come! Fantastic evening with special thanks to The Avett Brothers, Jesca Hoop, and Jen Kirkman. Also a shout out to Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz and the amazing AoifeContinue reading “Chris Thile & Prairie Home Companion”
Do I have your attention?! 🙂 I helped a friend out by taking photos at their wedding, got taken by surprise by a horse I was photographing (he really wanted the carrot) and went to the Minnesota State Fair!
More views of 7 Hawks Vineyards (and environs) in Fountain City, WI
Winter may be upon us but my pursuit of interesting places in the “hip zip” 55101 continues. Of course The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown is on my list. A favorite of many since opening its doors in early 1998, it started out as a place for coffee and conversation and hasContinue reading “55101/ Part Two: Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar”
The little orange cat looked up at me through the side door of The Chestnut Street Inn. Because I had not done my homework, I did not know that this was THE Mr. Pumpkin Pie, feline resident and official greeter. The Inn, located in the Chestnut Hill Historic District of Asheville, NC, is part ofContinue reading “Chestnut Street Inn, Asheville, NC”
An amazing Thanksgiving is a memory and we soldier on… My nephew (via LA), his mom (who drove from Oak Ridge, TN) and my partner and I met in Asheville, NC for the long holiday weekend. Photos first…stories later :). Christine
As some of you know, I have been a bit ‘under-the-weather’. Today I was determined to switch things up a bit and went on a meander.
Today I drove to Mankato, MN, south and west of the Twin Cities. I was meeting up with a friend’s daughter and wanted to take in a few “landmarks” as well. They are, in no particular order: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan, MN (a whole table of REAL licorice); St. Peter, MN- home toContinue reading “Candy, corn, and more Minnesota”
We took a little jaunt along the Mississippi, following Route 61 past Red Wing and on to Wabasha, MN. In between, we stopped at Reads Landing, a mere sign post and sharp turn off the two lane highway. We had lunch at Reads Landing Brewing Company and watched eagles high above the river. A fishermanContinue reading “Rambling along the Mississippi in Minnesota”