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Anyone who has spent time with my sister Bonnie will notice a few things that set her apart from average….

Posted in Meandering South Dakota

Giants of the fields and more – near Andover, SD

Puffy white clouds over seas of almost neon green rolling landscapes are a treat but there is so much more…

Posted in Meandering Minnesota

Wagon train funds Special Olympics – Walters, MN

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to find delightful adventure. Sometimes what looks like just an adventure is so…

Covered bridge at Zumbrota, MN
Posted in Meandering Minnesota

One covered bridge survives – Zumbrota, MN

Barn red is a striking contrast to the lush green Minnesota landscape. Creaking sounds beneath my feet releasing the distinct…

Julie Marschalk in front of sign pointing to location of You Betcha Cafe in Alden, MN
Posted in Meandering Minnesota

You Betcha it’s great food – Alden, MN

It was evident that the morning had just improved! Several locals who occupied a table just inside the door of…

Posted in Meandering North Dakota

Enjoy the ride! Cowboy Hall of Fame – Medora, ND

Cowboy up and pause for a moment to notice the bronze sculptures outside and the building entrance. They will give…

Lakeside patio at Marina Lodge - Fairmont, MN
Posted in Meandering Minnesota

Summers are divine at Marina Lodge – Fairmont, MN

The lakeside patio at The Marina Lodge brings together sights, sounds, aromas and tastes that make Minnesota summers divine! Though…

Posted in Meandering Minnesota

The SPAM Museum-a delightful experience for most tastes – Austin, MN

Canned pork seems like such a simple product, but the 125-year-old company Hormel markets SPAM as so much more than…

Pilot Knob State Park - Iowa
Posted in Iowa Meandering

Day trippin’. Pilot Knob State Park – Forest City, IA

Especially on sunny weekend mornings, I get the urge to explore. Often, even as the engine of my SUV begins…

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Confessions of a carb queen

Cake, donuts… anything with cream filling! I love them! Little Debbie’s have been with me for as long as I…