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Admit Two to the Zoo

We used the Museum Adventure Pass to get ourselves into the Minnesota Zoo on the cheap last weekend.

My favorite part of this zoo is what separates it from most other zoos – the Minnesota Trail – I think this is because it’s an amped up version of the State Fair DNR building, and slightly reminiscent Sitka Animal Farm (now apparently known as “… Continue reading

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Evening Hike

Nate and I made a quick jaunt out to the Hillside Trail of the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge after work today. The trail we took was less than a mile, but they claim it’s the equivelant to climbing 12 flights of stairs.

We made it down to Long Meadow Lake… Continue reading

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Como Zoo and Conservatory

and he's not sleeping!

 

Although I found it a stressful place to take a field trip of four-year-olds, in general I’m a fan of the Como Zoo & Conservatory. I especially like going in the winter, since it’s not as crowded, and the indoor exhibits, like the new… Continue reading

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Biking to Picnic Island


Last weekend, Nate and I dusted off our bikes for the first time since leaving Milwaukee! Despite working at a bike shop for years, and building my own bike, I’ve never been comfortable riding in the cities- biking alongside traffic really freaks me out. However, we’re in a good position right now in that we’re within blocks of a huge network… Continue reading

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Electo-medical History at its Best

This post is somewhat of a cheater- since I’m not sure if we’ll get back to The Bakken museum this summer. It’s definitely a place I might take a visitor though.

As another one of the places you can get into free with a library card, this museum makes for a frugal and entertaining afternoon. I knew little about the place, except in recognizing their lightening-bolt logo… Continue reading

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Foshay!

 

imageSome friends of ours recommended we check out the Foshay Tower- the first sky scraper built west of the Mississippi River. The museum/observation deck are part of the Museum Adventure Pass program, so we were able to get in free.

Laura warned us that getting into the “museum” is a little bit odd- you walk through very… Continue reading

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