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All personal actions matter

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

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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 to see on the back…

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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 much more. By chance, I…

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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 thud that echos from wooden…

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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 this tiny café in Alden,…

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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 you just a hint of…

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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 there is indoor seating- booths…

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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 a mix of its 6…

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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 to whir, I have no…

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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 can remember. When I eat…

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