On the beach in front of Lutsen Resort.
I am sure that we will cross at least one river, and we’ll definitely be driving through some woods on our way to Lutsen this morning. My nieces are scattered around the country (Edinburg, TX; Hollywood, CA; Juneau, AK), so neither my mom, sister, nor I had much interest in putting on a big Thanksgiving […]
Last night I joined some family members for a mid-summer baseball game at Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins. I’m not that interested in baseball unless the Twins are winning, which they are definitely NOT doing this year, but I really wanted to see the new stadium. The stadium is fantastic–love that […]
You may be tempted to think this blog post will be about my sister and I riding bucking broncos and rolling around an arena in barrels. You would be wrong. Just over a week ago, on our road trip across Oregon, we pulled into the town of Sisters, Oregon just as the pre-rodeo parade was […]
I have the privilege this week of travelling around Oregon with my mom (aka Gracie), sister, and oldest niece. We’re visiting relatives and the towns where my mom grew up (Bend and Portland). It’s a ‘memory lane’ trip for my mom, and we get the benefit of hearing great stories of her childhood as each […]
When I started studying Chinese years ago, we of course had to learn the vocabulary and phrases to describe leisure activities. You know, things like ‘watch TV’ (kan dianshi), ‘go shopping’ (mai dongxi), and ‘chat with friends’ (gen pengyou liaotianr). I was always intrigued that kan hongye (see the red leaves) was in the list […]