Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mickey's Continued

I got several nice shots while at Mickey's so the adventure continues.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


I may have posted a picture of Mickey's Diner before, but not a picture I'd taken just after enjoying a stack of blueberry pancakes. Mmmmmmm!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Balloon Bunch!

Another Grand Avenue shop with Balloon in the name and another shop I've never been in. Someday, when I need a bunch of balloons I'll venture in.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Red Balloon Book Store

On Grand Avenue. I hear they have a lovely story hour. My Godson's mother takes him there all the time.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Two of my favorite things

Bread & Chocolate on the corner of Grand & Victoria. Owned by the same folks who own Cafe Latte. Yum & Yum!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Minnesota Dairy Queen

Minnesota is where Dairy Queen started so it makes sense that there are so many of them here. It also helps explain why there are big long lines outside them in the summertime (tradition and all that), but I've never seen Dairy Queens close down in the winter like they do here. The first year I saw this Dairy Queen on Lex at 94, I thought, "How sad. It went out of business." But it was right back in business the next year. So now, every winter when I see the DQ all boarded up I just think, "Shhhhh, she's sleeping."

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Honk! Honk!

Don't these geese know that it's winter? I would have thought they would have headed south already. Or perhaps these are Canadian Geese and this IS south for them? Hmmmm. Anyway, I found them hanging out at the post office the other morning so I thought I'd take their photo.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Pizza Luce

This construction zone will someday be a Pizza Luce. Why is another pizza joint worth any kind of interest? Because this one is a mere 3 blocks from my house! I can't wait till we can walk a mere 3 blocks knock back a couple of beers and wash them down with a slice of pie. Running into neighbors will be a huge added plus!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

My Godson Turns One!

And his mother is quite the creative homemaker. Beer cheese soup. YUM! And his father is quite the talented homebrewer. I was very impressed with the porter. Double YUM!

Monday, November 06, 2006

A little stretch of businesses along Grand at Snelling. Breadsmith, Jamba Juice, Caribou Coffee with lots of locals hanging around socializing.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Original

I've been told this is the site of the first Green Mill ever. If I wasn't so busy (lazy) I would have done some research to determine the history of this joint, but I'm trusting what I heard. So here it is. Yummy.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Treadle on Grand

While I've never been in, I've always enjoyed their window displays of fabric. Someday I'll venture in.