Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!  OK, here is my LAST post relating to our recent trip to Minnesota!  I’ll just finish up by sharing a few NEW things we did which we’d recommend to anyone else that finds themselves in Minneapolis in the summertime:

1) Rent bikes and ride around the ”Chain of Lakes”.  The bike ride was very FUN!  Perfect weather!  Lovely views of very high-end homes surrounding the lakes, along with beautifully landscaped yards made the ride even nicer!

2) Take a Mississippi River boat cruise…just so  you can say you did :o)

3) Go to the HUGE Mall of America.  We’re not big shoppers…in fact we didn’t buy anything except dinner (cuz a person’s gotta eat, right?) but it’s just something we couldn’t go to MN without checking out.

4)  Try the Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes at Hell’s Kitchen.  I heard from multiple people that this was a ‘must’, so we went there on our last morning there.  Yup!  They’re yummy!  Now I’ve got to try to make them at home sometime soon.  I looked up the recipe and found it HERE (But I’m going to also paste it below…just in case that link tries to disappear or anything funky like that).

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!

 

 

random notes from our NEW travels

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Hey everyone! Well, we’re back from our travels to Minnesota.  We’ve never been to that beautiful state, so it was all NEW to us.  Above is my favorite photo from the trip.  I’m ECSTATIC that this photo turned out as well as it did, given that I used a longer shutter speed without a tripod!   Woohoo!  Minnesota was really green and pretty!  Tons of water in that state….especially this year!  The Mississippi river and all the creeks around town were almost at flood stage.  But Mother Nature was very kind to us, and the weather was gorgeous while we were there….only a trickle of rain the entire week. {Thank you!}  This photo is of Minnehaha Falls.  I love waterfalls!  They are so gorgeous and powerful!  I also enjoyed learning some of the local history.  Quite a bit of it related to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, ‘The Song of Hiawatha’.  That was interesting, because I’m somehow related to the poet (probably in a round about way) and most of my time in MN was working on family history.  I’ll share a bit more in future posts about that.

Well, have a great Saturday!  Do or Learn something NEW!.