Autumn clematis is blooming and it is so fragrant!

Autumn clematis is blooming and it is so fragrant!


Fall is almost here!

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“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – President John F. Kennedy

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – President John F. Kennedy

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Vacation to Minneapolis!

Last week we traveled to Minneapolis to check off a few things on Andy’s bucket list – namely to the Mary Tyler Moore house and the headwaters of the Missisppi river.

I am always fascinated with architecture and design. The Raleigh- Durham International Airport has recently been remodeled and I like the curved pressed beams for the roof supports.

I am always amazed that planes can fly!! Just seems amazing they stay in the air!


We flew through Chicago -O’Hare. View of the Chicago skyline from the airport.

Of course, we first visted the Como Zoo on our way to the hotel.


And the Minneapolis skyline on the drive-


And Minnehaha Falls Park.


On day two we drove to Itaska State Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi River- it’s flat farm land once you leave the city.

We also went to Bemidji! So many lakes in the area and our hotel was on Lake Bemidji.

First place to visit in Minneapolis when we came back to the city is Mary’s House!!! (Mary Tyler Moore)

And the Minneapolis visitor center


And the sculpture park at the Walker Art Center


And the churches.

The Catholic Basilica of Saint Mary


The United Methodist Church


The Lutheran Church


And historic industrial buildings and bridges

United States Post Office
And the warehouse district is revitalized with urban renewal like most cities.

Many conifers…

Temple Israel

My favorite area was the Lowry Hill district because of the local college and small shops


And IKEA for lunch, to preview what may be in our future  IKEA store and people watch…

And Lyndale Park and Rose Garden


And after five days…. the flight back

And now, to sleep in my own bed!

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