Enjoying the beauty of St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota’s Twin Cities offer people amazing free attractions. Our latest venture brought us to St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Como Park combines two of our favorites – a zoo and a conservatory/botanical garden. We picked the perfect day to visit. The sun was shining, blue skies with a hint of white clouds above […]

Road trip to St. Paul for Nebraska’s Major League Museum and Hall of Fame

Who would think that a guy from a small Nebraska village would rank as one of the all-time great pitchers in Major League Baseball? Grover Cleveland Alexander was born in 1887, a few years after his hometown of Elba was founded in central Nebraska. Alexander would grow up and spend two decades playing the game […]

Road Trip Plans, Part 3: Hitting the big city or checking out history

This is the third in a three-part series… Getting away for three-day weekends seems to be the American way…or, at least, our way. If you like a road trip, here are a few spots to check out in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul The Twin Cities in Minnesota have always […]

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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