An overcast day in Paris is still a fabulous day to visit the City of Light. The weather became a little moody on my last afternoon, which really helped with the lines to the top of the tower. This is a view of the Eiffel Tower from the Pont de la Concorde with Pont Alexandre III in the distance.
View of the moon at dusk through North Window Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 arches and was originally established as a national monument in 1929 but was redesignated as a national park in 1971. The views of the arches are amazing as you are hiking along the trails. Continue reading
Today was the 26th annual Mid-Minnesota 150 dog sled race from Remer to Outing and back. The teams left Remer and headed to Outing where they all took about an hour long break before continuing on. During the mandatory rest stop, the dogs were checked over to make sure they were OK to continue racing. The dogs were extremely excited to race and had to be held back before being released. More pictures to follow shortly.
Neuschwanstein Castle is nestled in the mountains of Bavaria, Germany near the town of Füssen. Construction was started in September of 1869 commissioned by King Ludwig II. He used his own money to finance the project, but then began borrowing money from Bavaria. He would change the plans, which would delay the process. Construction was still not completed at the time of his mysterious death in 1886. Within a few weeks, the scaffolding was removed and the castle cleaned up enough to start receiving tourists, so the country could recoup some of their finances. Continue reading
The Brainerd Jacyees wanted to create an event to raise money for local charities, so they came up with an idea for an ice fishing contest. Their first Ice Fishing Extravaganza was held in January 1991 and has grown every year since making it the largest ice fishing contest in the world. Continue reading
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the Baja California Sur is one of Mexico’s many popular tourist destinations. There are so many activities to enjoy in Cabo, both above and below the water. Enjoy scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, relaxing on the beach or taking a whale watching cruise catching a glimpse of the sea lions on the way out. Continue reading
Holzgau was a charming village in western Austria that my friend and I passed through during our trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All of the towns in Austria were so picturesque, I just wanted to stay there forever! Continue reading
Talkeetna, Alaska is a census-designated place 2 1/2 hours north of Anchorage that had a population of 876 at the time of the 2010 census. It is just east of where three rivers meet: Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna. If you walk west on Main Street and continue past the end of the road, you come to the river (this is the edge of Talkeetna) where you can see Mt. McKinley. Downtown Talkeetna is a National Historic Site. I enjoyed walking around Talkeetna after a great lunch at the Denali Brewing Company restaurant. We walked to the river and enjoyed the view, the fresh air, the crystal clear river rolling by and just being in Alaska! Check out more about my visit here: Alaskan Adventures. Alaska was my 50th state checked off my list, some would say I saved the best for last. What is your favorite US State?
This Snapshot Saturday is a glimpse of my lazy weekend day! It’s been cold and snowy here, so I snuggled in with some wine, made some pizza for lunch and walked the dog. I had a light dinner of salad, cheese and crackers. I also browsed the internet for potential places to visit in 2014. How did you spend your Saturday?
The lake looked like a mirror this morning and I could hear a wolf across the lake! As we were walking home, five swans flew overhead. Great start to a crisp fall day in central Minnesota.
Fall in Minnesota is a beautiful time of year and October is my favorite month for a few reasons. First, I love all of the colors, when they are on the trees and when they blanket the ground. The temperature is usually perfect, I like the 50-60 degree range. Some years we can get snow in October, but it’s not typical. Halloween is another fun part of the month, I enjoy going to haunted houses, corn mazes, etc. Fall is also the best time for decorations, hay bails, corn husks, pumpkins, mums and then of course, the Halloween decorations.
My Snapshot Saturdays haven’t been the most consistent, neither has my blogging, but that will be changing! I have combined the images on this post and I was wondering what your thoughts are. Do you prefer just one photo and some information about where it was taken, or do you like the combination?
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. The park was established in 1907 by Theodore Roosevelt and includes Custer’s house, the blockhouses, On-A-Slant Village with the earthlodges and a visitors center. Continue reading
The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe at 443 feet and it was built in 1999. It was officially opened by Tony Blair on December 31, 1999 but didn’t open to the public until March 9, 2000. They have many different options for your experience, from the standard ticket, to a wine tasting experience, Hotel Chocolat tasting experience, champagne experience or you can book an entire capsule for your special event.
Lupine are one of my favorite wildflowers and I usually stop to take pictures anytime I find them.