Downtown Holiday Bazaar in Albert Lea, MN

As a little girl, I always looked forward to Christmas in Albert Lea. Santa Claus would wave proudly over Lou Rich. The lake would ice over; the whole town would become a winter wonderland. Garland would be strung all around downtown with beautiful lights welcoming in the holiday season. I …

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Minnesota Children’s Museum Family Four Pack Giveaway

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help facilitate our review.  All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience, are honest and 100% ours. One of my very favorite parts of celebrating the holidays is blessing those around me with gifts. Between December and January, …

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Make a Joyful Noise with KTIS in 2018

*We have been given admission to Joyful Noise 2018 to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience. They are honest and 100% our own. Joyful Noise 2018 Every time November 1st comes around we begin thinking about the Joyful Noise music festival (held at the National …

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Lyme

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Field trip at The Evergreens in Clarks Grove, MN

When I lived at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, CO we had an outdoor education program in our offseasons. Public, private and homeschool school groups would come out for a field trip filled with fun and hands-on educational experience. For three days each group of kids would horseback ride, mountain …

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Baby steps of faith keep moving you forward

In the last few years, I have repeatedly wondered how things in my life were happening. I would say it happened by accident or I wasn’t expecting it to happen, viewing both in awe and frustration at the same time. On the business side of life, It all started with …

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Pumpkin Patches in Southern Minnesota

Our family loves fall. I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is in September, but autumn has always felt magical. The crisp, cool air, the colors changing of the leaves, apple and pumpkin pies. They are all some of my favorites. There is also a feeling of slowing down …

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The Great Serengeti Indoor Waterpark, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Our family had two weeks of unforgettable fun in August. A dear friend of ours from Madrid, Spain came to visit us. We were able to meet his wife and two kids. It was amazing how well our families meshed. It was as if we had always been friends. Our …

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Eating and Indoor Play at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Twenty years ago I was sitting in Spanish class while a lady shared with my high school class about hosting foreign exchange students. It sounded like fun to me, so I wrote my families phone number down on the paper she passed around. A few days later she called my …

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Floral Inspiration at The Red Geranium in Clear Lake, IA

*We were given gift certificates to help facilitate our review. They are our opinions, based on our experience. They are honest and 100% ours. Our family is always looking for fun field trip ideas. It can be tricky to find an adventure we all enjoy and appreciate. Titus was less …

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