Too many times people have told me, “I’d never come to Minneapolis.” Hmm. I think, why the heck not? It’s clean, has fantastic parks inside and outside the cities, lots of outdoor activities, sports and culture. There’s fantastic food with chefs winning awards. There are so many choices of restaurants, it would be impossible to dine in them all. Foodie Heaven. ( Just sayin’)
Okay don’t bother to come to see rolling hills with fields of sunflowers in the south and west of the state or the North woods with moose and wolves. Yes, wolves, they help keep the deer population under control. No, They don’t roam in packs after people. You probably won’t see them anyway. They avoid people. All the myths about them are just that – myths. Don’t come here, you’ll miss the hiking, fishing and boating on the lakes. Please don’t come to enjoy the arts and culture and music scenes. Oh and forget about seeing the Mississippi River, which starts in Minnesota. But you know best, saying never is a negatory way of missing out on a pretty cool place to visit. Then there’s professional sports, National Pond Hockey Tournament, Loppet cross country skiing event, Dog Sledding races up North, Bike trails that go for miles, the Minnesota State Fair…
Minnesotans care deeply about their state and nature. Today I am sharing a link to articles about the debate over funding for the State Parks, which I received from the Office of the Governor. If you are interested, here are links to what I received about the funding situation.
If you aren’t a Minnesotan, well your’e welcome here any time. If you come in winter, be sure to bring warm clothes, we’ll loan you Yak Tracks. If you come in summer, bring your enthusiasm and we’ll give you some bug repellent.
…and last but not least, the Minnesota Horse Expo again this year April 28, 29, and 30th.
This is a traditional Friesian Horse pulling a traditional Friesian Carriage and the driver was wearing the traditional Friesian gray Suit with Top hat. I created this large pastel from original photos from the Minnesota Horse Show.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen,
Be kind and smile today wherever you may be.