Smelling the flowers in our Midwest botanical gardens

Spring is in full bloom. So are the flowers and plants in our area. We thought we’d take a look at the botanical gardens available to Midwesterners to take in nature’s beauty. Lisa and I realized we’ve been to quite a few during our travels wound the Midwest. I know we’ll see more gardens as […]

Overland Park Arboretum beauty abounds

We lucked out and caught the tail end of fall season at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Kansas suburb of Kansas City has a beautiful nature center. We picked a beautiful day to take a walk through the 300-acre park. About 85 percent of the arboretum is set aside to preserve and […]

Minnesota Arboretum is among the most beautiful gardens in the United States

Minnesota is a beautiful state. The state’s arboretum reflects that beauty. More than 1,100 acres of trails, trees, plants and flowers allow visitors the opportunity to bask in the beauty. The Minnesota landscape Arboretum is an extension of the University of Minnesota. Located in Chaska, the arboretum was recently selected as one of the best […]

Twin Cities visit opens our eyes to so many opportunities

Editor’s Note: Prairie Dogs is no longer open (as of Jan. 1, 2017). The restaurant owners plan to do pop-up stands and catering. I always thought I knew the Twin Cities. After all, we used to go there a few times a year. Of course, most of those trips consisted of hanging out at the […]

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