Where are we again?

October 27, 2009Place

Something I love about Minneapolis and St. Paul: there are many places right in the city where it is possible to feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere. We added another such place to the list in September—Fort Snelling State Park. We trekked through fields of wildflowers to Pike Island, where we … Read More

Fourth of July

July 4, 2009Place

On today’s Fourth of July I am having a real hankering to be swimming in a lake off of a boat and grilling. It’s really the only way to spend the holiday. Which got me to thinking: When was the last time I had such a Fourth of July? I went to iPhoto and started … Read More

Noerenberg Park

June 15, 2009Place

Yesterday I went to the Noerenberg gardens, a park on Lake Minnetonka. I used to ride my bike here all of the time when I was growing up and spent many summer days lounging in the grass next to the lake. The park used to be a private estate, owned by a German immigrant who … Read More