April 29, 2013

Historic Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel was built in 1910 by a local businessman, Lucius P. Ordway. He offered $1 million dollars for the community to match his contribution to build a major hotel in the city of St Paul. The New York firm of Reed and Stem, designers of New York's Grand Central terminal, created the hotel's grand facade and stylish interiors.

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April 25, 2013

Wintery Delight

The snow plows went by, the ground was fairly warm, so it cleared off really fast. It was such a site to see.
The snow plows went by, the ground was fairly warm, so it cleared off really fast. It was such a site to see.

April 24, 2013

Yet Another Snow Storm

I was really making an effort to not post snow photos this season, but we've had so many snow storms and the scenic opportunities were plentiful. I couldn't pass them up. We are darn close to 17 inches of snow for the month of April. We lost power to my home last night and awoke to snow clung to all of the branches, wires, poles and anything that was outdoors was covered in white.

April 21, 2013

Even though it has officially been spring for one month now, we have yet to experience any spring like weather. We just picked up another 4-6 inches of snow. On the plus side, it is melting very fast with the strong rays of the sun. It's just been unusual not being able to do anything out in my yard.

April 17, 2013

Small Arch

One of the smaller arches of the historic Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.

April 15, 2013

Watching the Jellies

A youth watches the Jellyfish at the Minnesota Sea Life aquarium at the Mall Of America.

April 12, 2013

Morning Commute

Just your typical day in April in the Twin Cities. Okay, no it isn't. Our average high temp is 54 degrees, however, winter isn't ready to leave us. So be it. I'm just glad the majority of my drive into work looks like this. Hello to all of you heading north on 35E into St Paul. Never mind that yellow on the GPS, we were just driving slower than normal.

April 8, 2013

Number Crunching

A fan prepares the lineup card before the Minnesota Twins versus Kansas City Royals game back in 2012.

April 5, 2013

Capital At Night

Capital building at night

April 3, 2013

On The Move

It's being reported that the Cottage View Drive-In sign, a local icon of the city of Cottage Grove, will be saved and moved to Hastings.

"The iconic Cottage View Drive-In marquee that has welcomed outdoor cinema-goers for nearly five decades will soon be en route to the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings.

A late Monday afternoon deal was made between the city of Cottage Grove, drive-in owner Gerry Herringer, and local preservationist Steve Bauer, sealing the fate of the now-closed outdoor theater."

Little Log House Pioneer Village, which is the home of many lost treasures of the Twin Cities, opens it's land to the public one weekend per year to it's visitors.
Emily Buss. (2013, April 01). Cottage View Drive-In sign, screen headed to Hastings. South Washington County Bulletin. Retrieved from http://www.swcbulletin.com/event/article/id/22506/