Completed in 1931, the historic aerial lift bridge is an iconic landmark in Stillwater. Spanning over the St. Croix River, and connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin, the famous bridge is crossed by about 18,000 vehicles daily. Throughout the years, visitors young and old have enjoyed hearing the horn notifying everyone the bridge will be going up, … More #MnMondays: The Stillwater Lift Bridge
If you’re like me, perhaps you grew up watching reruns of the “Little House On The Prairie” series with Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, and reading the classic collection of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder—including “On the Banks of Plum Creek” which accounts Laura’s experiences living in a dugout home in southern Minnesota. While she … More #MnMondays: On The Banks of Plum Creek
To me, the Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks, and in my eyes, the best place to watch fireworks in Minnesota is at Red, White and Boom! Ideally, I like to grab some ice cream at Izzy’s and then find a great spot along the riverfront, just behind the Guthrie and the Mill City … More Fireworks with a Chance of Purple Rain
It’s almost the Fourth of July, which has me thinking about fireworks…and I have to say, one of my favorite spots to see a great show is at Target Field. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, every Minnesota Twins Friday night home game at Target Field is a Fireworks Night. That’s right…even if it’s not … More One, Two, Three Strikes and Fireworks!
As summer officially begins, there’s something special in the air at the Minnesota Zoo—the Aveda Butterfly Garden. Just beyond of the Tropics Trail, visitors step outside and into a screen tent filled with flowers and plants…and lots of butterflies! It’s a beautifully serene environment, where the birds outside of the tent are chirping, the scent of … More Flying Into Summer: The Aveda Butterfly Garden
The Stone Arch Bridge crosses over the Mississippi River, connecting downtown Minneapolis to St. Anthony Main. Built by James J. Hill in 1883, the granite and limestone bridge consists of 23 arches. Featuring fantastic views of St. Anthony Falls, downtown skyline and the river, the pedestrian-only bridge is a popular place for locals and visitors. … More Bridge Back In Time
As a tribute to my Great-Great Aunt Ruby—one of Duluth’s finest residents who passed away last week, today’s #MnMondays is all about Canal Park in Duluth, Mn. Situated on the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, Canal Park is home to lighthouses, the famous Lift Bridge, Lake Superior Marine Museum and a variety of shops, hotels … More A Lift Bridge, Lighthouse and Loss of a Legendary Lady
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 … More Historic Fort Snelling and National Cemetery
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 … More Cheers to Patio Season!
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 … More Deliciously Retro