For the past 133 years St Paul has held a Winter Carnival to celebrate the season that seems to define this area. Truth be told it started as a bit of a two fingers to New York journalists saying that St Paul was unfit for human habitation in the winter. This highly popular two weeks event has ebbed and flowed in popularity and size over the century.
C took the kiddos for one of the smaller events. They went to the MN State Fairgrounds to see the snow sculpture competition. C absolutely loved the various sculptures. Kid Willow was mostly fascinated by the man made hill for the sleds/sledges. It’s a shame I needed to volunteer elsewhere. Maybe I can see the sculptures next year.
I love visiting small towns and villages. Some seem to be sleepy and others brimming with life. I get the feeling this small suburb of the Twin Cities is a brimming with life town, but sleepy on Sundays. We only … Continue reading →
In the Willow household it is becoming abundantly clear that trains are a part of life. A neighbor of ours knew about this passion for C and the kiddos and were able to help us get tickets to the holiday … Continue reading →
So the Willow family attempted a weekend away from the Twin Cities a larger group. It has been a while and a good test to see how things would go. Thankfully the kiddos were asleep along the journey to the … Continue reading →
I am one of those that believes that if you learn from the past, you might not repeat the same mistakes. Like millions around the world, WWII shaped my family dynamic in a direct manner. This is a time period … Continue reading →
The Willow family has not been to this famous tourist attraction in a few years and waited a while after they renovated the entire area. We explored the garden with some acquaintances and enjoyed some time together in the garden. … Continue reading →
We ventured out again to the border of MN and WI. Our friend loves art and we thought they should see Franconia Sculpture Garden. It has been a couple of years since our last visit, and there have been a … Continue reading →
A bit ago, we made a return trip to Crosby Farm Park to show an old friend around the area. In being here we discovered that Baby Willow loves it as much as Kid Willow did when we last visited. … Continue reading →
A bit ago we were finally able to visit Como Park when it was not winter. This meant we were able to venture onto the Japanese Gardens at Como Park. Apparently this is the 10th most authentic Japanese Garden in … Continue reading →
This is a post that I have debated internally for some time. Due to our more frequent visits than we’d like and lack of even the smallest “adventures” otherwise, I should mention where we’ve spent some of our time. It … Continue reading →