Category Archives: travel Minnesota

Family’s Guide to a Successful Trip to the MN State Fair

The Minnesota Great Get Together.  With so many people pushing and milling and occupying space in one little area, why would we want to attempt it? Because it’s fun! Last year, I wrote this piece about having a Successful day at the … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Beaches

You cannot visit Minnesota without seeing/experiencing a lake.  It is impossible.   We love Long Lake Beach in New Brighton and  frequent this beach weekly.  We like to go around 10:30 so that we can have lifeguard free swimming for a … Continue reading

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St. Paul : Alexander Ramsey House

courtesy of mnhs website Alexander Ramsey was the first governor of Minnesota. Thus, the county I now live in is named for this man–Ramsey.  I have also named my teddy bear from my dad Ramsey.  Not Alexander, just Ramsey. The … Continue reading

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St. Paul: MInnesota State Capitol Building

image courtesy of pink_hippos_photos We in Minnesota are ferociously proud of our capitol building.Oh, yes we are.Okay, so maybe it’s just me.But for a capitol building, isn’t it pretty?It’s white marble with a beautiful dome and in front of the … Continue reading

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St. Paul Winter Carnival

We Minnesotans are proud of surviving winter.We are so proud of outlasting many other faint-hearted earthly dwellers (totally excluding North Dakota and Alaska and well, maybe Canada and Siberia), that we celebrate it. And why not? We should all celebrate … Continue reading

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The James J. Hill House

Check out my giveaway from Stamp ‘N Stitch for a hand-painted long sleeved T for you toddler. Heading south on Snelling Avenue past the fairgrounds and past Interstate 94, you drive into the quintessential St. Paul.  You will past Marshall … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

Check out my giveaway from Stamp ‘N Stitch for a hand-painted long sleeved T for you toddler. Whether you are Catholic or not, whether you believer there is a God or not, whether you like beautiful art or not, St. … Continue reading

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