Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Showing you where we have traveled so far...
Then next, we plan to drive further north and east in MN, then loop back south and west through Wisconsin.
We've spent the last several days in the St. Paul area, visiting friends and family, experiencing the fun of a Farmers' Market and a Little League game with Patti and John and family with their 8 year old grandson Max getting hits, runs and a spectacular catch at short stop while we sat bundled up for the COOL evening.
Then, life goes on and things happen. Gregg's cousin's 54 year old husband died suddenly this week. We were able to attend a wonderful memorial service today and see lots of family as we all celebrated this courageous man's life. He created a wonderful life while enduring the challenging disease of NF2. We salute you, Bruce Smith, and your courageous wife Nancy and children.
Gregg has a list of things he wants to see and do on this trip. Here's one: Cosetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria in downtown St. Paul, 98 years old and still in the same family with pizza makers that toss and spin the dough in the air.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The St. Croix River that borders MN and WI up here is just beautiful, the water clear and calm. We took a paddle boat ride one afternoon out of Taylors Falls (where there IS no falls to be seen - it's underwater!) We enjoyed a couple of restaurant meals on patios along the river, and spent a leisurely afternoon floating down Wisconsin's Apple River in tubes.