Category Archives: travel

Of Birthdays and Happiness

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Today, is my birthday. It’s pretty much the best birthday ever. I just wish it didn’t take 39 years to happen. However, I am NOT complaining. Yes, I’m in my last year of my 30s. I remember when I turned 30. I celebrated in Vegas with my family. It was a pretty good birthday, but not the best. It was… Read more »

BlogHer ’13 Conference: Fun, Knowledge and Inspiration

In just 7 short weeks, I will be in Chicago for my second BlogHer adventure. I am so excited! I admit, that the first time I went to this blogging conference, it was mostly just to get free stuff. This time, is slightly different. While I’m still excited about getting the swag, I’m excited to see what I can see… Read more »

It’s a Grand Old Day in Saint Paul

Apparently, a quarter of a million people are about to descend on my area of Saint Paul.  Why? Because it’s festival time! It’s the 40th anniversary of the Grand Old Day festival in Saint Paul. The Grand Avenue Business Association started this event in 1973 as a way to raise funds to promote businesses along Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. … Read more »

Sightseeing in the Twin Cities: Downtown St. Paul

One of the many sights to see in the Twin Cities are the Peanuts statues.  Since the statues were released between 2000 and 2004, many of them were auctioned off.  Some stayed in the Twin Cities area.  Paul and I are on a mission to find as many as we can.  Just an FYI, there are apparently a bunch in… Read more »

Minnesota: What Gives?

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Minnesota, I’ve noticed something lately.  You don’t have helmet laws with regards to motorcycles.  It’s odd to see men with naked heads riding around on Harleys and various other makes of “hog” if you will. I mention men because I haven’t seen any women driving around without helmets. Regardless, while I’ve never been a fan of “nanny” laws that force… Read more »

This Friendship is Brought to You by the Letter I (for Internet)

As most of you know, I met my boyfriend through Twitter. What you might not know is that most of the friends I’ve made over the last seven years have been due to the internet. My blog was the first way I found people. I would comment on other blogs in an effort to drive traffic to mine, but as… Read more »

Road Trip Chronicles: Minnesota to North Dakota

The urge to travel is in my blood. My pioneer ancestors crosses the plains. My conquistador ancestors settled California. I can’t help it. It’s in my genes, this urge to explore. This weekend Paul & I traveled to North Dakota to visit his parents. Yes, we are up to that point in our relationship. He met mine three months ago… Read more »