Inside the Breathtakingly Gorgeous Cathedral of Saint Paul – National Shrine of the Apostle Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul. It is the mother church of the Roman…

Exterior Shots of the Cathedral of Saint Paul – National Shrine of the Apostle Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul. It is the…

“Spiral for Justice” Roy Wilkins Memorial – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Roy Wilkins was a prominent American Civil Rights Activist from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, and his legacy beyond that…

Flying with Lindbergh – Charles Lindbergh Memorial Statue “The Boy and the Man”- Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the ManSculptor Paul T. Granlund 1985Saint Paul, Minnesota Another statue on the grounds of the…

Hubert H. Humphrey “The Happy Warrior” Memorial Statue – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Hubert H. Humphrey was the American Vice-President under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He ran for president in 1968, but was…

Hanging Out in the Basement of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul Minnesota – 05/23/2018

We do love our State Capitol Buildings! Inside, outside, on the rooftops, or in the basement! Here we are in…

Interior of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

From the Grand Rotunda, to the architectural elegance of the House and Senate Chambers, to the exquisite hand-painted details, the…

Exterior of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Another Bucket List Check on our State Capitols Tour! Check out more of our adventures at Capitol Letters! The Minnesota…

At the Confluence of the Elk and Mississippi Rivers – William H. Houlton Conservation Area – Elk River, Minnesota – 05/20/2018

The William H. Houlton Conservation Area protects seven miles of shoreline at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers…

A Mother-Daughter Moment on the Banks of the Mississippi River – Elk River, Minnesota – 05/20/2018

Just sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River in Elk River, Minnesota. Watching butterflies dance while we weave bracelets…

Downtown Elk River – Elk River, Minnesota – 05/20/2018

We spent a lovely afternoon, just strolling through Downtown Elk River, Minnesota. The Elk River Lutheran Church was hosting a…

Coffee on the Back Porch – Zimmerman, Minnesota – 05/18/2018

After a fun and scenic trip over the last 10 days, through Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and now…

For the Love of Cranberries! – Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center – Warrens, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

This is the kind of place I live for! Just some random sign or brochure you happen to see while…

Cheezin’ at Humbird Cheese – Tomah, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

We never really knew what cheese curds were… And, I guess, I still really don’t! But, wow, they ARE delicious!…

Bucky on Parade Public Art Event – Madison, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

Big Kisses for Bucky on Guard! Bucky on Parade was a public art event featuring 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues…

Dancing on the Rooftop of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building – Madison, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

It’s definitely not every day you get to dance on top of a State Capitol Building! But, hey, it should…

Touring the Wisconsin State Capitol Building – Madison, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

Another State Capitol Building Bucket List Check! The Wisconsin State Capitol Building is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Accessible grounds, a…

Waking Up in a Field of Dandelions – Lodi, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

Fields of Dandelions, as far as the eye can see! Always, Dance in the Dandelions.

Giordano’s Deep Dish Pizza Pie – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

Mmmm…. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza! You have to try some at least once in your life! Or, better yet, route…

The “I Still Call it the Sears Tower” Willis Tower – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

It will always be the Sears Tower to me. But, regardless of what you call it, The Willis Tower is…

A Little Chicago Style Street Art – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

Chicago is loaded with gorgeous buildings, and we are starting to find more and more street art tucked into the…

Chicago Architecture – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

A little driving, a lot of walking… And a whole lot of really tall buildings! Old and new… Shiny and…

Mmmm! Chicago Dog – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

A Chicago Dog just outside the Field Museum of Natural History… This Quintessential Chicago Street Food, an all-beef dog, “dragged…

A Few Shots Around and Along Solidarity Drive – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

Stretching from the Lakefront Trail vicinity just past Soldier Field, all the way out to Adler Planetarium, Solidarity Drive passes…

Exploring The Field Museum – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

The most important thing to keep in mind when visiting The Field Museum in Chicago, is that it is a…

Random Shots Around Michigan City – Michigan City, Indiana – 05/16/2018

Hey, Michigan City, YOU are beautiful, too! Thanks for the positive message from such a lovely town!

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center (Now Indiana Dunes National Park) – Porter, Indiana – 05/16/2018

We’ve been through several areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore prior to this trip, but this marks the first chance…

S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia – Manistee, Michigan – 05/15/2018

For more fascinating Great Lakes Maritime History, be sure to check out these two vessels docked in Manistee, Michigan. The…

Arcadia Scenic Overlook at Inspiration Point – Arcadia, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Another gorgeous vista of Lake Michigan… Just north of Arcadia, Michigan, along MI Hwy 22, you’ll find the Arcadia Scenic…

Lake Michigan Shoreline at Point Betsie – Frankfort, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Just outside of the Point Betsie Lighthouse, we enjoyed a walk along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Rolling, crashing waves of…

Point Betsie Lighthouse – Frankfort, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Just south of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, along the Lake Michigan shoreline, take some time to explore Point Betsie…

Some Artsy Photo Fun in the Dunes – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Glen Arbor, Michigan – 05/15/2018

The longer we stay in one place, the more likely we are to let the photos get creative! Just having…

Fun in the Sand – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, Michigan and Glen Arbor, Michigan

Start your vacation fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with a visit to the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center,…

Northern Michigan Cherry Blossoms – Kewadin, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Heading south on US31 through Northwestern Michigan, enjoying the Cherry Trees beginning to bloom! Click on either photo to learn…

World’s Largest Cherry Pie – Charlevoix, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Every town has at least one claim to fame! In Charlevoix, Michigan, you can find the “World’s Largest Cherry Pie”…

Kilwins Cafe at the Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Factory Tour – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

After you get done touring the Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Production Facilities, make sure you enjoy some of the free samples!…

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Production Facility Tour – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

We love learning about how things are made! Factory Tours are one of our absolute favorite activities! In Petoskey, Michigan,…

Visiting the Kilwins Chocolates Headquarters – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Tucked away in a quaint little corner of Northwest Michigan, in the Lake Michigan coastal community of Petoskey, you will…

A Few Random Shots Around Mackinaw City – Mackinaw City, Michigan – 05/15/2018

I’ve been to the Mackinaw City area several times over the years, but I never knew about Pasties. We ended…

Cabins of Mackinaw – Mackinaw City, Michigan – 05/14/2018

We rolled into Mackinaw City for our evening lodging! Check out these SUPER CUTE cabins! Even though we live in…

Midnight in Mackinaw – Under the Bridge at Michilimackinac State Park – Mackinaw City, Michigan – 05/14/2018

We enjoyed a little late night stroll along the lake fronts! Walking under the Mackinac Bridge is super cool, because…

Nighttime on the Straits of Mackinac – St. Ignace, Michigan Across the Mackinac Bridge into Mackinaw City, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Another lovely night… Another trip across the Mackinac Bridge! Southward bound!

A Sunset Walk Around The Soo – Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan – 05/14/0018

After we said goodbye to our friend, we spent a little while longer walking through Downtown Sault Ste. Marie to…

Moloney’s Alley Irish Pub – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

After an afternoon of chocolate shopping and learning about the Soo Locks, we concluded our time in Sault Ste. Marie,…

Watching Freighters Pass Through the Soo Locks – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Start your visit to the Soo Locks by checking out the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and engaging…

The Soo Locks Visitor Center – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

No visit to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is complete without a visit to Canal Park to see the Soo Locks…

Alpine Chocolat Haus – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Getting right to business! Our friend knows us well, and she wanted to make sure we got to check out…

Welcome to the Soo! – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

We are on our way to visit a dear friend in the Soo! Welcome to Sault Ste. Marie on the…

Crossing the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – 05/14/2018

A gorgeous day, indeed, to be crossing the Mackinac Bridge into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This bridge spans the…

Michigan State Capitol Building – Lansing, Michigan – 05/14/2018

One of Trillian’s favorite things to do is check out Capitol Buildings in each state. It is her personal goal…

MOO-Ville Creamery – Nashville, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Even though this was just a quick stop for us this morning, MOO-Ville Creamery looks like it’s QUITE the destination!…

Late Night Welcome to Pure Michigan – Fremont, Indiana into Kinderhook Michigan – 05/12/2018

A late night, blurry welcome to Pure Michigan! Interstate 69 Northbound from Fremont, Indiana into Kinderhook, Michigan! 1:30 in the…

A Little Interstate Sunset – Memphis, Indiana – 05/11/2018

Sometimes the most stunning sunsets are just beyond the treeline! Heading Northbound through Indiana, as the sun sinks into cozy…

Crossing the Ohio River at Sunset – Louisville, Kentucky into Jeffersonville, Indiana – 05/11/2018

Our next state border, right as the sun was setting, and dusk settling in… Crossing the Ohio River on Interstate…

First State Border on Our Big Trip – Moss, Tennessee into Tompkinsville, Kentucky – 05/11/2018

It’s our motto that a big cross-country venture doesn’t officially start until we’ve crossed the first State Border! And here…

Doctor Coffee and Miss Miller’s Donuts – Crossville, Tennessee – 05/11/2018

And we’re off! Our trip has begun! Oh, wait. We didn’t get very far! 30 minutes in, and we decided…