Thursday, December 30, 2010

How Do I Love it Here? Let Me Count The Ways

In the summertime, this is a grade school play ground, but in the winter, it becomes an ice skaters haven.  I love the outdoor rinks here, how they start popping up in the fall anxiously awaiting the cold temps.
 This particular outdoor ice rink has 2 separate hockey rinks and a lap lane going around them both for recreational skaters.  If only there were outdoor lighting, the party would never stop.
St. Clair and Cleveland.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When the sun won't come to you..... must go to the sun.  Planet Beach at Grand and Oxford.  12 minute mini vacations!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Longfellow Grill

They are still feeling the holiday spirit there.

And they celebrate with LOTS of whipped cream!
Where Marshall becomes Lake on the Minneapolis side of the river.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Emergency

It's always a good thing when a snow emergency is called because it means the plows are coming through to do their business and make the streets a bit more useable.  But I have to say, it's completely eerie to see the street free of vehicles.  And while everyone loves having the streets plowed, nobody loves the giant snow berms we are left to deal with.  No snow shovel can manage those berms adequately.  Only a spade will take care of that icy business.  Man, I love Minnesota.  Even now.  Especially now.  Winter is what we do best.  :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

An evening at W.A. Frost

I typically only go here during the spring and summer because their patio is the loveliest one in all of Saint Paul. 

Currently, it looks like this....

 But I found the indoors to be charming as well and I enjoyed so much, my time with 3 fine girlfriends and a few glasses of wine.

Corner of Western and Selby.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Snow Falls in Saint Paul

More snow today.  If it's going to be cold, I say let the white stuff fall!!!  Summit and Syndicate.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hot Spots

LOVE these prints of famous spots around the Twin Cities.  For sale as wall art or post cards at the Mill City Museum.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Saint Paul lost one of it's finest felines yesterday.  We'll miss you with all our might, buddy.