Historic Fort Snelling and National Cemetery

For centuries, brave men and women have volunteered to put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. In honor of Memorial Day, this week’s Minnesota Mondays focuses on Historic Fort Snelling. Situated where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet, the fort was founded in 1820 to protect the fur trade. Throughout the years the fort played a key role in the American expansion … Continue reading Historic Fort Snelling and National Cemetery

Cheers to Patio Season!

As the days grow longer and temps get higher in Minneapolis, there’s no place quite like the Rooftop Garden at Brit’s Pub. Located along the Nicollet Mall, the pub offers an authentic British Pub atmosphere with a dark wood bar, brown leather couches and plenty of TVs tuned into soccer matches. While the atmosphere in the pub is rather inviting, if the weather is warm … Continue reading Cheers to Patio Season!

Deliciously Retro

Is there anything more refreshing than a frosted mug of A&W Root beer? If you’re in need of a nostalgic dining experience, drive along I-35 to Faribault, MN. There you’ll find the Faribault A&W Drive-In  with carhop service during warmer months and an eat-in restaurant. If you dine inside, you’ll be greeted by the classic Spokesbear Rooty, along with a mod take on the classic A&W … Continue reading Deliciously Retro

Minnehaha Falls—A Minnesota Tradition

With Memorial Day less than three weeks away, I’ve got summer on the brain. One of my favorite warm weather spots in the metro is Minnehaha Falls. Situated right off the light rail line and close to the Mall of America, the Minnehaha Regional Park is the ideal place for enjoying some time outside. Visitors can take the stairs/trail down to get an up close … Continue reading Minnehaha Falls—A Minnesota Tradition

A “Welcome Home” Sign of Sorts

Perched on a hillside along Interstate 35 in Glenville, Minnesota, the Round Prairie Lutheran Church feels like a “Welcome Home” sign to me. Just two miles north of the Iowa-Minnesota Border, the little white church has been an iconic landmark on every family road trip, as well as all of my trips home from Drake University. This past weekend was no exception. In fact, not … Continue reading A “Welcome Home” Sign of Sorts