Visiting Red Wing

Visiting Red Wing-The Sheldon Theatre

“Red Wing’s historic Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts is committed to showcasing the best arts and entertainment for the enjoyment, education, and enlightenment of the community and its visitors.” ~The Sheldon Theatre website The Sheldon Theatre is the “Jewel Box” of Red Wing Would you like to visit a gorgeous landmark while visiting Red Wing?…

Visiting Red Wing-The New Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market at the Train Depot

“Vendors are selling their wares in the early morning mist. Among these simple delicacies…fruits and vegetables, wild honey, ruby red preserves, ropes of garlic, fragrant basil & rosemary, buttery baguettes, and a myriad of flowers. We select some tomatoes and corn for tonight’s dinner…and some gladiolus.” ~Me After another marvelous breakfast at the St. James…

Memorial Weekend Staycation

“Ah, there’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~Jane Austen We’re just wrapping up another five day staycation, and it was so incredibly relaxing. Lots of delectable meals out, hammock naps, and morning walks when the sun and mist are rising over the bluff… It started on Saturday when we went to our…

Visiting Red Wing-Barn Bluff & Sorin’s Bluff

“The most beautiful prospect that the imagination can form.” ~Johnathan Carver, eighteenth century explorer, describes the view from Red Wing’s Barn Bluff When I went online in search of  interesting facts about the beautiful bluffs in Red Wing, I was overwhelmed with the amount of information out there! Like I said before, I’m just writing…

Here Comes the Sun

photograph by Melissa Placzek My brain is overflowing with ideas today and wouldn’t let my body sleep in. The idea of a French press got me to my feet at about 5:00 AM. Is there any better motivator than coffee? It’s suppose to get up to 70 degrees here in Minnesota today. I’m figuring if…

Visiting Red Wing-Falconer Vineyards

We visit Falconer Vineyards several times a year… Especially during the warm months, for romantic ‘wine picnics.’ Sometimes we pack an elaborate picnic basket with brie, lavender honey, baguette, honey crisp apples, tart red grapes, anjou pears, oven roasted garlic artisan bread, marinated olives, and dark chocolate. Other times we stop at the local Sub…

Visiting Red Wing-Red Wing Trolley Company

Today I am writing my 200th blog entry! Thank you faithful readers! I was thinking it might be fun to write about something new, and decided to add a sub category to my ‘Travel Journal’  for those of you who may want to visit Red Wing some time. I didn’t grow up here, so I…

Inspiration in a Coffee Cup

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ~James Michener I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. About twenty years ago I had a can of the stuff that I kept in my freezer so I could offer it to guests, but other than that my…