Why would a cafe stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for over 55 years? They lost the keys to the place. Well, not exactly….When the Lange twin brothers remodeled their cafe in 1961 they dropped…Read More
It all began in 1863 when Dr. William W. Mayo arrived in Rochester MN. He was invited to Rochester to be an examining surgeon for men being inducted into the Northern Army serving in the Civil War. The history of…Read More
Spread across the United States are 58 National Parks and on August 25, 2016 the National Park System turns 100 years old. The beauty found in America’s parks have inspired people of all ages to portray them through poetry. …Read More
Whether I am on a little trip, running errands, attending the grand kids activities or just hanging out I always carry a camera. Since I retired and started writing again I seem to be more in tune with my surroundings…Read More
It is said that the Arts are what make us human. The artists express their feelings through their paintings. The observer is stimulated by what they see and this conjures up emotions within them. When studying a beautiful painting, there…Read More
Tripping through Minnesota can be just as exciting, fun and educational as traveling through Europe, and the cost to fun ratio is certainly a lot easier on the wallet. It is just human nature to plan trips to other parts of…Read More
In 1905 Red Wing, Minnesota shoe salesman Charles Beckman and 14 investors embarked on developing work shoes that were comfortable, durable and safe for workers engaged in the demanding mining, logging and farming industries. He called the company Red Wing…Read More
If you have ever taken a ride on Highway 19 near Red Wing, Minnesota you may have noticed the big barn. Nothing unusual about that because this is farm country and big barns are everywhere, but this one is different. …Read More
I really had good intentions when I indicated I would tell you what one should do before leaving home for an extended period of time; and what to pack for 3 seasons/3 months. Unfortunately, I was not taking into consideration…Read More
Today – December 26th – begins the process of preparing to spend two and a half months trading snow and cold for sand and sun. This is definitely not a “little” trip at 2300 miles one way, but within any…Read More
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