In honor of my going home in a few days, I thought I’d make this Whimsical Wednesday all about Minnesota.
SOOOOO, why do people choose to live in Minnesota, you ask? Those winter’s are brutal, they’re harsh, they’re cold, and sometimes the snow is a lot.
Right now, in the land of Minnesota, the grass is brown, and no snow is around. Quite sad really.
But, other winters, you would sometimes see things like this:
It’s pretty gorgeous, right? Well, in Minnesota, we have fishing year round too, except during the winter it’s ice fishing. A lot of the men and sometimes ladies make a weekend of it.
They make a fishing house, carve their circle to fish from, keep warm in their hut, and park their truck right beside them. That’s right, it gets that DAMN cold in Minnesota that vehicles drive on the lakes. I have never done this nor am I brave enough to EVER do it, but many do, and do it repeatedly.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
We have the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and this is one of our pride and joy’s. The Spoon with a Cherry on top. It makes for a great photo op especially with the city in the surrounding background. As I look back at this, most pictures of the spoon are shown during the summer, so the fact snow is around it makes me like this picture even better!
But people truly love Minnesota for their spring and summers, when those temps get warm.
The Minnesota Twins Stadium
The people of Minnesota love their sports, and especially their Minnesota Twins. The team has done quite well over the years and has created quite the following. When the new outdoor stadium opened up the year of 2009, people were so excited. They couldn’t wait to see the new stadium, which was well constructed and thought out. And people of Minnesota finally get to enjoy baseball the way it should be enjoyed, outdoors!
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and the people of Minnesota love them. In Minneapolis there is an area called the Chain of Lakes. During a spring or summer’s day, you will find many people walking, biking, or rollerblading through there. It’s a great area to bring kids, dogs, or to even have a picnic.
Another beautiful area to visit in Minneapolis is the St. Anthony Falls. An area with lock and dams that give a waterfall near the city of Minneapolis. There is quite a history to this area, and I highly recommend you take the time to look it up.
This is a picture of the area surrounding the St. Anthony Falls. The city is right in the background with the beautiful bridges throughout the area. Minneapolis has some amazing bridges to take a peek at.
This is one of my all time favorite bridges in Minneapolis. It is such a simple bridge, but the arches, and the wiring utilized to create the bridge make it a beauty to me.
Gooseberry Falls is such a beautiful area in Northern Minnesota. Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, an area where Hiking is a plenty, and you are surrounded by nature, there sets Gooseberry Falls, one of the prettiest waterfalls in Minnesota. With an upper falls area, and a lower falls area, and the surrounding park where you can hike for miles on end, or camp for a weekend or more.
I look forward to visiting home this next week, and seeing Minnesota with brand new eyes all over again. No worries, I’m taking my camera with me!
I hope you enjoyed this, and perhaps you’ll plan a visit to Minnesota sometime in the future!