Travel Journal

scenes from the past week

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  An early morning photo shoot in my beloved Red Wing Minnesota, brisk autumn walks, a good book and a cuppa next to a warm fire, a road trip with my friend Nancy: breakfast at the adorable Homemade Cafe in Pepin Wisconsin (We had the yummy blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup, cheesy hashbrowns, bacon,…

a scenes post ~ tea on sorin’s bluff

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  Jeff and I spent the morning on Sorin’s Bluff here in Red Wing. Sipping tea, taking photos, flying the drone and walking in the cloudy mist that shrouded the prairie land up there. It was a gorgeous, dewy autumn dream. ~M

scenes from the past couple weeks

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~ The Creamery & Cheese Factory, Nelson Wisconsin ~ sampling new, delicious wines… ~ The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, 2014 ~ The King & Queen of the realm… gourmet cheese pizza… lots of live entertainment… lots and lots of people… beer and (of course) wine… poetry readings… knights… fajita salad… big iced teas for tea time……

scenes from the past couple weeks

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::: Maiden Rock Apple Orchard, Winery & Cidery ::: Maiden Rock Cidery’s Honeycrisp Hard Cider Ellsworth’s ranch cheese curds ::: a day in Uptown Minneapolis ::: lunch at Pizza Luce… greek salad veggie slice with bianca sauce a little spice shopping at Penzey’s clothes shopping at Urban Outfitters knitted cozies for sign posts! a glass…

scenes from the minnesota state fair ~ 2014

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sweet martha’s chocolate chip cookies the blue barn’s blueberry basil arnie palmer the gizmo italian sandwich beer and walleye red bull slushie maple bacon ice cream sweet corn ice cream with honey butter bacon topping 3rd Lair Skate Park’s live show Another fabulous day at the Minnesota State Fair! We had perfect weather for it……

scenes from the past week

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heirloom tomatoes a “dexter” breakfast… french press coffee ham steaks and basted eggs with tabasco sauce blood orange juice alice waits for her share glorious summer flowers a picnic with my daughters and grandgirls in colvill park a lunch at falconer vineyards with my friend nancy… the mall of america… lunch at TC Grill… dinner…

scenes from the past week

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river city days, red wing mn ~ 2014 food truck spinach pizza grilling under the 118 year old oaks in our back yard jeff takes a pic of the steaks sun tea a thrifting/antiquing excursion farmer’s market produce another awesome book enjoyed with iced tea on the front porch wine and willows… a birthday happy…

scenes from the past week

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There was a three year time span while I was growing up when my parents rented a big, rambling, old-school farm house in northern Minnesota. It was ancient and gorgeous and sat on an acre of land, surrounded by towering pine trees. My mom planted an enormous garden in our back yard during those summers.…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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~ Garden roses continue to bloom in my gardens and all over Red Wing… ~ A birthday celebration getaway weekend at my mom’s in Forest Lake, complete with amazing massages, lunch and tea at my favorite Good Earth Restaurant (we had the original iced tea and the thai chicken pizza! YUM!), a carrot cake cupcake…