Art in Bloom: Mia 2022, Minneapolis, MN

The beloved Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, returned this year after a 2-year cancellation due to COVID. Imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from the Mia’s permanent collection were showcased. This blog shares examples of how the Mia classic again welcomed spring on a rainy Minnesota day!

2021 Travel Dates to the World Class Cities in my Back Yard: Fav Photos

When options for world travel all be ceased due to COVID, I explored the world class cities & sites in my backyard – St. Paul & Minneapolis MN USA.2021 Travel Dates with my husband and friends were created. This blog shares my favorite photos of my favorite places – and links for more details for you to check out.

Hennepin Island (Travel): Mpls, MN USA

I love islands! We explored Hennepin Island on our Mississippi River Travel Date. Diverse and small, it includes several parks: one close to the fall with a hydroelectric plant and, next to it, a park on the bluffs named for Fr. Hennepin with trails and steps to the shoreline. This blog is filled with colorful photos and interesting information!

Guthrie Theater & Neighbors (Art & Travel), Mpls. MN USA

The Guthrie Theater, Gold Medal Park and the Memorial to the tragic 35W Bridge collapse (2007) were included in our Mississippi River Travel Date. Just a few steps from the Stone Arch Bridge and the Heritage Trail, these 3 significant, though unrelated, sites are well worth this side trip. This blog is filled with colorful photos and interesting information!

Stone Arch Bridge (Art & Travel), Mpls. MN USA

The Stone Arch Bridge – a Minneapolis icon – crosses the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Falls. Truly unique to our city, it is a timeless piece of architecture and history. Built in 1883 by railroad magnet, James J. Hill, it became the city’s most important and impressive railroad bridge. It was the starting point on our recent Travel Date as we continue to explore the wonderful sites in our back yard. This blog shares fascinating info, photos, and artwork.

St. Anthony Falls (Travel), Mpls. MN USA

The Falls of St. Anthony are the focal point of the Mississippi River as it flows through downtown Minneapolis, MN USA. We continued our exploration of the world out our backdoor on our recent Travel Date, crossing the river on the Stone Arch Bridge on the Heritage Trail. This blog shares interesting info, photos, and artwork revealing the falls as a “falls,” and its journey to becoming a vibrant dam.

Paisley Park & Prince (Art & Travel) Mpls, MN, USA

Paisley Park is a great Minneapolis, MN, Travel Date for both the hard-core Prince fan and novice. The impact of Prince: musician, artist, fashion designer and social icon is witnessed in a visit to the home, studio – and now museum – of one of Minnesota’s favorite sons. My blog highlights our tour and Paisley Experience!

Nicollet Island on the Mississippi River (Travel), Mpls. MN USA

Nicollet Island is a tiny little island in Minneapolis on the Mississippi River. Home to private houses built on public park land, charming inns and venues in old industrial buildings, a huge iconic neon beer sign, and nature paths through wooded shorelines, it is a treasure to be explored! Find out more in this blog!

Lakewood Cemetery (Art & Travel) Mpls., MN USA

Despite being a cemetery, Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls, MN is very much alive! Our recent Travel Date to the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes (see separate blog) included a self-guided tour of this historic site bordering on Bde Maka Ska / Lake Calhoun. My blog explores the treasures that make it such a rich and rewarding experience filled with history, art, architecture, culture and natural beauty.

Brownie Lake: Travel, Mpls. MN USA

Brownie Lake, tiny and tucked away at the far north end of the Minneapolis, MN Chain of Lakes, unknown to most locals, provided unexpected discovery on our Travel Date around the lakes. Like Raspberry Island, St. Paul, sometimes the smallest of small provides the biggest adventure of all and holds the most delightful results! Join me as I share our story of adventure and discovery on this blog.