Many years from now, when I think back to 2013, maybe when someone offers me a bottle of wine – although I prefer beer – I will say, “Oh yes, that was a good year.” What I already have planned for travel, and what remains up in the air for possibilities, is sure make it […]
‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not one except a big ol’ blogger looking back on his year of travel. I feel blessed after such a wonderful year. From a road trip to Arizona, my first adventure of the year, to trips back home to the Midwest, and many points […]
Big Ole the Viking has called Alexandria, Minnesota home since 1965, moving after the New York World’s Fair.
I have my favorite regular haunts I must visit everytime I go home to Minnesota. The majority of them are restaurants unavailable to me in Colorado, but there are a few touristy locations I enjoy frequenting. The Science Museum of Minnesota is not one of them. But I found myself there, nonetheless, one afternoon over […]
I had a fantastic year of travel. It was probably one of the best ever for me. And with it came recognition as one of the best travel blogs of 2011 by Washington Flyer. To sum up my annual adventures in a single story is like writing about your own year, everything that has happened […]
I arrived on the University of Minnesota’s campus to meet a high school friend and her son for lunch. I asked to meet there so I could see the Weisman Art Museum again, something I haven’t done since college. I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but time is always short when I’m visiting […]
It’s entirely possible that I was one of only a handful of kids ever to grow up in Minnesota and not go to the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park. At least I don’t ever recall having gone to the park. I know I’ve traveled to Bemidji, Minnesota before to see Paul […]
I find long drives a bit theraputic; they allow me to relax, unwind and work through anything that’s been on my mind lately. Some drives, like those home to Minnesota, can be a bit on the long side and tiring too, but I don’t mind them so much. Well, I don’t mind them until I […]