11.30.2010

Reminiscing

The weather has turned into the cold winter months, so we wont be seeing these kind of scenes around here until late spring.

11.29.2010

Mill City Museum

If you're in Minneapolis, and looking for a place to tour, be sure to visit the Mill City Museum. There is a great history to the flour mills that lined the Mississippi River in Minnesota over the years. The Mill Tour is a must visit.

11.22.2010

Gears

The original mechanics from the Hastings Flour Mill on the Vermillion River.

11.17.2010

Sauk Rapids Water Tower

The water tower in the city of Sauk Rapids. The water tower in the city of Sauk Rapids. It's quite a colorful tower, isn't it?

11.16.2010

Two Big Boats

The large boat on the left is the River Boat Grill restaurant, while the boat on the right is the Covington Inn, a bed and breakfast. The large boat on the left is the River Boat Grill restaurant, while the boat on the right is the Covington Inn, a bed and breakfast.

11.15.2010

The Sea Of People

A crowd gathers in Harriot Island over the summer waiting on an event to start.

11.14.2010

Waiting On A Train

Vikings fans waiting for the Light Rail outside the Mall Of America Field after the Vikings football game.

11.11.2010

Princess Kay Butter Sculptures

One of the unusual attractions at the Minnesota State Fair are the butter sculptures. Each princess will have her likeness sculpted in a 90 pound block of real butter. One of the unusual attractions at the Minnesota State Fair are the butter sculptures. There are about a dozen princess selected from various cities from the state. Each princess will have her likeness sculpted in a 90 pound block of real butter. Each sculpture takes six to eight hours to complete with the princess sitting inside the glass booth, which is kept at a temperature of 40F degrees. Once the fair is over, each princess Kay finalist takes her sculpture home.

11.10.2010

Carbones On Smith

When I lived in this neighborhood, it was the place we called for pizza. Carbones on Smith was how they answered the phone, they delivered. While Carbones is gone from this location, there are a number of stores throughout the Twin Cities that thrive today. I'm not sure what the name of the store is today, though it looks like it sells household goods. I'm not sure if it's new or used goods, perhaps both. However, when I lived in this neighborhood, it was the place we called for pizza. "Carbones on Smith" was how they answered the phone, they delivered. While Carbones is gone from this location, there are a number of stores throughout the Twin Cities that thrive today.

11.08.2010

95th Anniversary

On November 7, 1915, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory opened it's doors, 95 years later, it's still the major draw to the Como Park Zoo. On November 7, 1915, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory opened it's doors, 95 years later, it's still the major draw to the Como Park Zoo. The conservatory displays five seasonal flowers shows annually in addition to the permanent botanical collections of palms, ferns, economic plants, orchids, bromeliads and select tropical plant species.

11.06.2010

Hanging Around

I took this photo on September 19 while walking on 7th Street in St Paul. I revisit the area on October 30th and all of the plants are now gone. Which makes sense as winter is around the corner....sigh

11.04.2010

Outdoor Seating

My wife and I love to visit the Eagle Street Grill on 7th Street and Wabasha in St Paul. It always seams like we visit there in the colder months and have never sat in their outdoor seating. If you've never stopped here before or are looking for a new place, I highly recommend it. My wife and I love to visit the Eagle Street Grill on 7th Street and Wabasha in St Paul. It always seams like we visit there in the colder months and have never sat in their outdoor seating. If you've never stopped here before or are looking for a new place, I highly recommend it.

11.02.2010

Please Vote Today

It's voting day, time to get to the polls and do your civic duty. Do you know where your polling place is?

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