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Rick Steves Guide Book-Should I Really Cut it Up?
Buongiorno, Quilters and Travelers! Should I really cut up my Rick Steves guide book? Rick Steves recommends cutting apart the book to make mini guides to the cities you will be visiting. But cutting up any book seems so wrong! I’m off to Italy! Last month, several readers of LKQ recommended Rick Steves Italy 2019…
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The Walker Art Center-A Minneapolis Jaunt
Yesterday, my daughters and I headed to Minneapolis for a quick tour of the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The image of the Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg has become an unofficial symbol for Minneapolis since it’s installation in 1988. Most of the Walker Center was closed for reconstruction, leaving just a…
Little Piggies, Take your Mark!
Mark your calendars! The Washington County Minnesota Fair begins in less than two weeks! The dates for the fair this year are July 31st-August 4. I prefer the county fair to The Minnesota State Fair as it has all the essentials with smaller crowds… The county fair has all the animals… Many of the rides……
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Little League Weekend
I’ll be soaking up the rays and enjoying a whole lot of baseball this weekend. Thrilling competitions with all the drama of major league baseball. I realize that compared to the Majors, this is Little League…but boys this age are hardly “little” any more and the games seem just as important. Admission is free, the…
The Dog Walker
Last fall, I was out to lunch in Minneapolis and witnessed an amazing canine display. A dog trainer, named Citizen Kane (I asked for his card.) sat on a bench quietly sipping coffee… as the dogs he was walking and training sat quietly on the sidewalk (not sipping coffee). Not a peep from…
Bikes-Then and Now
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Franconia Sculpture Park
While my twins were home on their college fall break, we took a jaunt to the Franconia Sculpture Park–15 miles north of Stillwater, Minnesota. The park hosts a rotating collection of contemporary sculptures… all set in a rural, prairie park… The sculpture below reminds of Dorothy’s house from The Wizard of Oz… It never ceases…
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