Travel Journal

north coast ~ 2020

Hello, Friends. We just spent a lovely week on the North “Coast” of Lake Superior and it was such a refreshing vacation. This is an excursion we take every year. The tradition is relaxing and comforting. Now, more than ever, I think it’s important to try to enjoy simple pleasures like reading a good book,…

scenes from summer 2020

How is your summer going? It’s definitely been a different sort of year, but we are doing our best to enjoy everything we normally do and have fun. There have been lots of picnics in all sorts of different parks, nature hikes in the woods, long bike rides on the Cannon Valley Trail and Pioneer…

lake harriet gardens + mother’s day 2020

Just thought I’d pop in and share some scenes from Mother’s Day 2020. Even with all the weirdness this year, my husband, daughters, friends, and grandgirls made sure I had a good day and that means so much to me. Flowers, in garden and bouquet form, were the theme this year as they are most…

california vacation ~ 2019

Here’s a photo-heavy post full of scenes from our latest vacation. I still have to post scenes from our Up-North vaca too, but thought I’d share this one with you first since it’s still so fresh in my mind, and so many friends and family members are asking for photos. We had SUCH a great…

minnesota state fair 2019 ~ some vegan options

Lots of fun at the Minnesota State Fair this year, and LOTS of yummy vegan food! I would have tried more, but as you can see I ate plenty. I even saved room for dessert which almost never happens. We had a perfect day for walking around and stayed for around six hours. The weather…

vegan restaurant review ~ twin cities minnesota

This sandwich was truly amazing and one of the first treats I enjoyed as a new vegan at last year’s Uptown Food Truck Festival! LOVE this sandwich, and I’m pretty sure you can order something similar at Herbivorous Butcher’s brick and mortar location. We adore Hola Arepa and make treks to the cities so we…

north coast 2018

Hello, Friends! I’m finally sharing a blog post. Can ya believe it? After almost a month of silence. I think that’s a record for me. My computer hard drive decided to self destruct, so we had to replace it and then deal with my massive pile of photos. It’s amazing how annoying and inconvenient technology…

spring fling & summer love ~ a scenes post

Wow! We have been so darn busy! All good stuff, so I’m not complaining, but it always surprises me how much busier the warm months are around here. My daughter, Grace, graduated from high school this month, we celebrated Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Father’s Day, I attended my grand girls’ school picnics, and we…

a scenes post ~ coffee, food, artisan cocktails

  We’ve been thoroughly enjoying our weekends this winter. Outings to favorite restaurants almost feel like mini vacations when the cold weather has it’s grip on Minnesota. I took some quick photos while we were out, in case you may be in the area and looking for places to enjoy a good cup of coffee,…

red wing holiday stroll ~ 2017

Such a beautiful evening for enjoying the annual Red Wing Holiday Stroll with friends and family. So many people decided to venture out tonight, and I’m sure it’s due to the gorgeous weather we’ve been experiencing in the Mississippi River Valley. 50 degrees in November is unheard of, but we’re not complaining. We had a…