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Interesting Public Bathrooms

Public bathrooms aren’t the sort of places most of us are tempted to take photos. And, let’s face it, most public bathrooms aren’t that interesting. However, over the past several months, I’ve been in some public bathrooms that were interesting enough that they deserved a photo (or several in once instance). Here is my gallery of public bathroom photos. The bathroom that will not run out of toilet paper anytime soon. I’m not sure who…

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A Sleepover at Linden Hill

Last weekend, Hubby and I had the pleasure of sleeping over at Linden Hill Historic Estate in Little Falls, Minnesota. (https://linden-hill.org)┬áThe invitation came from good friends of ours who chose to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary there. Having worked for the Morrison County Historical Society for over 25 years, I knew a little something about the history of the place and had even been there before ownership had been transferred to the city. The estate…

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Large Lake Horizon Tilt

I recently returned from a family vacation to Grand Marais, Minnesota. Grand Marais is one of the small towns on what is affectionately known as the “North Shore,” which runs along the northwestern edge of Lake Superior. Daughter had reserved a couple of cabins at the Croftville Road Cottages just north of Grand Marais, which served as our base camp during our stay. The cabins were directly above the shore, with paths down to the…

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