Tag: Minnesota

  • Minneapolis Central Library’s Special Collections

    Minneapolis Central Library’s Special Collections

    I didn’t mean to start this series with the Minneapolis (MN) Central Library, it being so close to home. But I used my experience almost-visiting the National Library of Spain as inspiration for my next library visit. Armed with an appointment this time–and a habit of walking into libraries unimpeded–I chose to explore the Special […]

  • Sandhill Cranes at Grand Lake, Rockville, Minnesota

    Sandhill Cranes at Grand Lake, Rockville, Minnesota

    I’m not accustomed to seeing Sandhill Cranes anywhere outside of Nebraska where they congregate annually along the Platte River. But here were a pair roaming around the fields I’ve driven through since childhood, on my way to Grand Lake, about 20 mies west of St. Cloud. The Rockville/Cold Spring area of Stearns County is known […]

  • In the meantime, via Minnesota

    The interim included a visit to Vegas, joining Tom’s mother (“they don’t have anything like this in Council Bluffs”), a week in Lake Tahoe with Bartels, a week in Washington with Bonnie and Luke, and a time in Minnesota. The stay was extended unexpectedly, but that gave us a chance to wear out our welcome, […]