Archive for the 'Minnesota' Category

Just Like Arlo Said

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

At Woodstock, Arlo Guthrie got off an all-time line when he said, “New York State throughway is closed, man.” We had a roughly similar situation here in Minnesota today due to some severe winter weather. The airport was closed for a number of hours, and it hadn’t been shut down like that since the Halloween […]

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31st, 2010

This morning Pat and I went out to historic Fort Snelling for their Memorial Day celebration. They had quite a number of people in military uniforms, covering a wide period of history, although not all the re-enactors we saw today were portraying soldiers that fought for the U.S. It was a beautiful day, and we […]

Steam-Powered Travel on Lake Minnetonka

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

This afternoon, Pat and I went over to Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. Lake Minnetonka is the biggest of the metro lakes, with an area of roughly 14,000 acres and a shoreline of nearly 140 miles. We pulled into Excelsior with no clear vision of what we were going to do, but noticed a tour boat […]

Minnesota Activities

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

On Friday, Doug and I took the tour of the Summit Brewery in St. Paul. Yesterday, we drove down to New Ulm, where we saw the Hermann Monument and toured the August Schell brewery. [Schell’s is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the US. The oldest is one of Dave’s favorites, Yuengling.] Interesting things to […]

And This Little Piggy Starred in a Movie

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This Saturday the University of Minnesota winds up the regular season with a Big 10 football game against Iowa. This game is played for a trophy, a trophy of a pig, Floyd of Rosedale. This morning the Minneapolis Star Tribune had a story about the origin of the trophy. When the game between the two […]

Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

This morning’s Star Tribune had an article about next week’s 135-mile endurance race in northern Minnesota. This is a “self-supported” endurance race for 135 miles through two of Minnesota’s State Forests – Kabetogoma and Sturgeon River. This is the 4th year for the race, which follows the Arrowhead State Trail from International Falls to a […]