Category Archives: Minnesota


There’s no place like home…yet my trip to Colorado and then on to Washington was full of family, love, caring, closeness, interests, friends, nature, details, good-byes, spending, reminiscing, and so much more. This morning as we reflected on our trip … Continue reading

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Pine City, Minnesota

On March 16, 1914 my mother, Corina Aanas, was born in Pine City, Minnesota. We drove there today making a full circle of her life. I don’t think they lived here long, their home was really in northeastern Iowa. Her … Continue reading

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Here we are in Minnesota! It feels like we’re getting closer to home! Well, yes! We are! It’s been a long journey. A new sign is being placed here! It’s very nice. This is coming into Minnesota on highway # … Continue reading

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Looking Over 2012

I can’t believe this is the last day of 2012! Well, I’d better believe it because tomorrow is 2013! This has been an interesting year. I started it out with Shingles! That wasn’t fun! Jerry took good care of me! … Continue reading

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Fowls of the Air

We love to feed the birds in our back yard and have many, many different birds come regularly. So no matter where we are I love to watch and identify the birds. I taken pictures of many of them. This … Continue reading

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Travel Log # 13 USA Minnesota Duluth Fun

We had a great time in Duluth. We went to a fun restaurant, Grandma’s Saloon and Grill. It’s very near the unique lift bridge I showed farther down on this blog. It was full of antiques, which I love. Just look … Continue reading

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Travel Log # 13 USA Minnesota Duluth Lighthouses

There are three lighthouses guiding ships to the bridge in Duluth. Like many people I love lighthouses.

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Travel Log # 13 USA Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota has a very unique bridge! I’d seen it in the distance before when we’ve driven through but didn’t really know what it was. Today we saw it up close and personal! We even walked across it and got … Continue reading

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Travel Log # 13 USA Minnesota

                         We crossed back into the USA in Northern Minnesota. Driving through northern Minnesota is a beautiful drive. This church was so picturesque I snapped it.  I missed many good shots … Continue reading

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Travel Log # 10 Canada Sask. – Manitoba

Today was our last day in Canada. We’ve had a great time sharing this special time in Annie’s life, and in being with our Canadian kids and grandkids! Life is good. Good-byes are hard. We had a big breakfast altogether … Continue reading

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