Visiting Red Wing

A Movable Feast: Picnic at Falconer Vineyards

“How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer’s pride.” ~William Blake Staycation-Day 7 Falconer Vineyards Today was date day! Jeff and I enjoyed a romantic few hours at Red Wing’s Falconer Vineyards. We made it easy, and instead of spending hours packing a picnic, we brought sub sandwiches to enjoy…

Staycation-Day 5

Today we… Went to Bev’s Cafe for breakfast (The oldest restaurant in Red Wing!) Played at the park Went to Caribou for lunch and coffee and listened to trains go by while we read and wrote and I downloaded this free Steampunk cookbook to my Kindle! so many new, funky recipes to try! Can’t wait…

Staycation Day 1

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~Robert Southey Today we… Walked up to the farmers market and looked around. What a gorgeous, sunny day! Decided to grill hot dogs for lunch… and We debated, pool or beach? Pool won, and we headed to the Red Wing Aquatic Center to take…

Playground Day

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. ” ~ Gilbert Chesterton Today Gracie and I made Buttermilk Scone Cake with Blackberries while we sipped Earl Grey Tea. It was still morning, and the windows and doors were open letting in the cool morning breeze,…

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…