Arb Adventure: MN Arboretum (Art & Travel), Chanhassen, MN USA

Minnesota Arboretum “the arb” is a great Minneapolis, MN, Travel Date for any season, any age. 1,200 acres are filled with beautiful landscape and flowers, ponds and waterfalls, and Chinese, Japanese, and sculpture themed gardens. Children of all ages can enjoy a Maze Garden and Green Play Yard. Drive, walk or take a tram around the grounds. Pair it with a tour of Prince’s Paisley Park, just down the road. Enjoy my blog filled with photos and info.

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.

Mary Tyler Moore Sites in Mpls., MN USA

Our recent Travel Date to MTM-Land reminded us of Minneapolis’s touch with stardom in the 1970s when Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” in our fair city. The Mary Tyler Moore show is set in Minneapolis and there are 6 places to visit to get a reminder of show scenes – all seen and enjoyed by us – and shared with you – in this blog!

Brit’s Pub: Bit O’ Britain in Minneapolis, MN USA

A Bit o’ Brit in Minneapolis! Our Travel Date to Brit’s Pub was as authentic a British experience as one can have in Minnesota. The Lawn Bowling green provided picturesque patio dining. Our fish n’ chips and shepherd’s pie were tastier than in England. The Scottish kilt clad blokes added to the scene. Enjoy the photos and discussion are on my blog.

Foshay Tower: Art & Travel – Minneapolis, MN USA

The iconic Foshay Tower, downtown Minneapolis, MN provided a fun—and informative Travel Date. The 31st floor observation deck provided breathtaking views over the city. I learned that John Philips Sousa wrote a lively march for its opening gala! I discovered that my favorite George Washington sculpture at the Mia sat in the original lobby! And…my great uncle helped build it! More fun facts and great photos are on my blog.

Basilica of St. Mary: Art & Travel – Minneapolis, MN USA

St. Mary’s Basilica, the 1st basilica in the USA, was a stop on our latest Minneapolis Travel Date. Grand church architecture right out of my art history texts, a highlight was the current international exhibit of “Angels Unawares” – highlights on my blog.

Father of Waters, Mississippi: Art & Travel – Mpls. City Hall, MN, USA

“Father of Waters, Mississippi” reigns in the center of the Grand Rotunda of the Minneapolis (MN) City Hall. As a child, I visited this iconic statue with my dad, rubbing his big marble toe for good luck. My blog shares photos and fun facts about the statue plus the clock tower, the bells, the stained glass skylight and marble staircase that make up his grand home.

St. John’s Abbey & University: Art & Travel, Collegeville, MN USA

Continuing our Skip & Cher’s Backyard Travel Dates, we ventured “Farther Afield” this week to St. John’s University in central MN, USA. World famous for its Bible, architecture, pottery, bread and Benedictine philosophy, it was a delightful day trip out of St. Paul/Minneapolis. My blog shares our journey and the wonderful people we met in story and photos.