We were blessed with gorgeous weather for a long weekend camping trip along scenic Highway 61. The first thing we did upon tumbling out of the camper in Wabasha, Minnesota, was spend a good fifteen minutes soaking up the sun along the Mississippi. It’s along these banks that majestic bald eagles winter and build nests to raise their young. You can learn all about these raptors – and get just about nose-to-beak with them – at the adjacent National Eagle Center. Read More
We in Minnesota have a rich German heritage. While it may not be the same depth of heritage as in Wisconsin, many Minnesotans have a proud ancestry. If you want to have a fun German experience in the fall with your family, you don’t need to go any further than New Ulm, Minnesota.
New Ulm’s Oktoberfest
October 7-9 and 14-16 Read More
Zimmerman is a lovely small town, just north of Elk River on Highway 169. Most people drive straight through on the way to their cabins without realizing what they are missing.
Stacey of Ramshackled Treasures and Samara of Simplicity in the Suburbs invited FFTC to check out this cute little village with a gang of bloggers (it was an extremely busy week for us). My favorite comment of the night was from Ashley Sears. She kept repeating to herself, “Oh, boy. I’m in trouble. I’m in so much trouble.” She is moving to Zimmerman and fell more in love with the town with each stop–as did we all.
Here are 10 things you don’t want to miss when heading through Zimmerman. Read More