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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Castle Bookstore near Mayo Clinic

If you ever are visiting Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minnesota, there's a
Barnes and Noble store in the
skywalk/subway system
very close to Mayo.
I don't know the history of the building,
but now the bookstore resembles
a castle.
It's the coolest bookstore
I've ever been in.
I happen to love bookstores.
Could spend hours, days, weeks,
getting lost in them.
I absolutely adore the castle theme
of this bookstore.
And I love that it's so very close
to Mayo
so that when you're visiting
you have a place to go where your
can take you
and away from every reason
you're there at
Mayo in the first place.
They used to have a great reading nook
in the front window,
with nice fluffy chairs.
They were gone this time.
Silly me.
I thought they'd want people
to enjoy the place and be comfortable.
I miss the fluffy chairs,
but I do still love the bookstore.
Worth visiting if you ever
need to take a trip to Mayo Clinic.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunrise Over Iowa

Few things are as breathtaking as a
gorgeous sunset or sunrise.
Thankfully I was awake when this
beauty of a sunrise
appeared and my son pointed it
out to me. My house doesn't give
 me the best spot to take
sunrise pictures, but I knew
that in a matter of minutes
the gorgeous colors would be gone so
I had to make do with what I had.
I thank God for giving all of us
a beautiful sunrise over Iowa
on the morning of Monday September 17.
This especially goes out to all the
service men and women
who are serving our country overseas
and weren't here in Iowa
to see this sunrise.
May you come home safely.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Colors

I can't believe how quickly autumn has caught up
with me. I can't believe my last blog entry was
2 months ago.
Time flies.
I spent some time on a
beautiful day this past week
at Jester Park. If you're anywhere
in Central Iowa and have not been
to Jester, you're missing out on quite a treat.
It's always gorgeous, no matter what time of year.
The park is well maintained and the
beautyof the land
along the Des Moines River
can't be beat.
Here's some photos of the
pelicans that stop by the area every year
on their journey south.
I also found every color
of the rainbow as I traveled through
Jester Park in search of the perfect photos.
It was such a peaceful place to play.

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