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.

Raspberry Island – Travel; Mississippi River, St. Paul, MN USA

Little Islands have always intrigued me. Raspberry Island is one! Most locals have never heard of her, let alone visited her. On the Mississippi River, St. Paul, MN, in the shadow of a tall bridge, home to the Minnesota Boat Club and the St. Paul Rowing Club, she has a story to match her charm! This week’s blog explores her past, her present, and other river spots we explored on our latest Travel Date.