Wednesday, September 28, 2011

J & S Bean Factory

Their coffee is roasted and ground on site and it smells AMAZING in there!
1518 Randolph Ave

J&S Bean Factory is a locally owned and owner-operated coffee company.  Located in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Bean Factory is a full-service roastery as well as an attractive neighborhood coffee shop that serves as a meeting place for families, business people, and politicians.  The business supports local artists and musicians as well as provides fundraising opportunities for local schools, clubs, and church groups.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yoga, Gorilla Style

Zoo Entryway, Como Park.
Attended my first Gorilla Yoga event this morning at the entrance to the Como Zoo.  We worked inside for about 45 minutes and then headed out into the sunshine.

Como Conservatory, Como Park.

Had a blast, laughed a lot and feel AMAZING!  Can't wait for next week!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Nook

Fire destroyed The Nook, Saint Paul's favorite spot to get their Nookie on, back in December.  They were closed for 5 months and re-opened in May.  I LOVE the new interior, it feels more open and less cramped.  And those Nookie burgers?  Still the best in the business.  YUM!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Skateboarding Barge

A few weeks ago I was on Harriet Island and I spotted this barge parked on the Mississippi.  There appeared to be a skateboarding show or competition going on onboard.  There were ramps and rails and everything built onto the barge!  It was pretty rad! 

I wonder if they were playing the Violent Femmes while they skateboarded?
On second thought, maybe that was just what WE did when WE were kids?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Traffic Free Bliss!

This past Sunday was the Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour.  30 miles of riding through city streets traffic free!  Oh the sweet bliss!  This coming Sunday is the Minneapolis version.  Guess which chick is riding in BOTH these magnficient events?  Yup.  That would be ME!  Wheeeeeee!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Seen in the Menards parking lot in Saint Paul.  And yes, that is FUR on the roof.  Love it!

Friday, September 09, 2011

The Final Numbers

The Minnesota State Fair saw its third-best attendance ever this year, with 1,769,872 people passing through the gates between Aug. 25 and Monday. Sunday was a record-setter, drawing 229,943 people - the biggest second Sunday in Fair history.

And since I've been neglecting my poor little photo blog due to my crazy life, I'm sharing 4 pics instead of my usual 1.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 01, 2011


LOVE seeing the honey bears each year.  Had some honey ice cream this year with sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  Minnesota State Fair.  Agriculture Building.