Sunday, January 13, 2013

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes

Early in December, I had the opportunity to visit my fiance, who happens to live in Minnesota. St. Paul, to be more exact!

As soon as I arrived, we decided to take a trip to Harriet Island Regional Park. The day was very gloomy. However, we love being outdoors - rain or shine!



Some sort of suspension bridge art

Downtown St. Paul


The second day of the trip, we went to visit downtown St. Paul and try iceskating! Let's say that while living in Texas, you don't have as many opportunities to improve on your iceskating skills. I fell - twice! Thank goodness I left my camera inside the car.


So cheap - $2 for skate rental and no time limit!


Landmark Center

Rice Park

Have I mentioned I am a huge fan of Lucy Van Pelt from Peanuts? I am also fond of reading, so I just had to take this picture. 

...and of course, Charlie Brown.

We also went inside the Landmark Center, which served as the US Post Office for the state of Minnesota.


I just had to take a picture of these two.


I am so grateful for modern stethoscopes. These would be fun to use, though!
St. Paul also has a drive-through charity event where animated Christmas lights are displayed.

My favorite!
 Have you ever been to Stillwater, Minnesota? It is a charming, quaint, little town. Greg and I visit Stillwater every time I am in Minnesota. We love it!







Thank you, nearby bench, for taking picture of us - I love it. 

Isn't he gorgeous? I love him.




This "mom n' pop" restaurant had the most unique Christmas lights!



One other day, we went to visit Battle Creek park - the day was so cold.



HUGE tree!

Happiness.


I know, these were a lot of pictures. I have many more. I must say it was very difficult choosing only some to share. Also, I am working more and more on my photography skills, so please excuse the bright ones, blurry ones and not-so-focused ones! I hope you have enjoyed them!

Greg - thank you for making every trip to Minnesota memorable. As I go through the pictures, memories flood my mind and I am reminded of how blessed I am to have you in my life.

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me." Psalm 13: 5-6 

Much Love, 
Gabby


3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed my state! :D

    I was in Stillwater last September actually! It's a very lovely place. :) The river is beautiful.

    Loved your pictures!! It looks like you had a great time!

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    1. Ah, yes, it was such a great time! It was a very quick trip, though. Yes, the St. Croix (I think) river is beautiful...I can spend all day just sitting there looking at it.

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  2. Minnesota sure is wonderful :)) I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to my state! Downtown st. Paul is one of my favorite places! :)

    xoxo,
    Madeline
    www.SofiaHilder.com

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