Ely, Minnesota

Sep 1978

Had to come back to Ely this morning to buy more food… A bear raided our campsite last night, broke open our cooler and ate half the food. :-(. Gave us a bit of a fright – sniffing around the tent but he really wasn’t interested in us. Pulling out soon.

See you, Love, Tom

Minnesota, USA

July 2002

We drove through this tunnel on the North Shore twice and didn’t get scared but Karolyn was afraid to go down the Alpine Slide at Lutsen!

Love, Tim

Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel, Lake Superior’s North Shore. Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel is located three miles north of Two Harbors, Minnesota. The 1340 foot-long mined tunnel is the second of its kind located on Minn. Hwy. 61. Approximately 500,000 cubic yards of rock were excavated and removed from the project allowing for finished tunnel dimension of 48 feet wide by 32 feet high.

Duluth, MN

July 2005


We stayed in the motel and watched the ships go by.

Love, Noah

South Pier Inn on the Canal… ship watchers paradise. Duluth’s newest waterfront hotel features 29 rooms and suites with whirlpool, fireplace and private balcony. Situated at the foot on the landmark Aerial Lift Bridge, the South Pier Inn is just steps from Canal Park and the convention center. The view is awesome!

UPDATE: ExpatAlien is back up and running at ExpatAlien.blog – check out my latest post: Getting my TSA Pre-check

Wabasha, Minnesota

August, 1999


thanks for the dining tips! (this meal was particularly good.) Visit us in New York so we can reciprocate the recommendations and all dine together. But not in the summer – it’s uncomfortably hot. This hot summer has been good for productivity, however. It’s kept me in my a/d’d offce and Steve at his studio. We enjoyed seeing you.

Much love, Deb and Steve

Minnesota’s Oldest Operating Hotel, the Anderson House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Anderson House is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Besides the graciously furnished Victorian rooms, the famous rent-a-cats are available.Also nationally know for Grandma Anderson’s Famous Dutch Kitchens.

Side note: The hotel closed in 2009, but re-opened in 2011 under new ownership. It was remodeled and the kitchen was turned into a museum. Cats are no longer available for rent.

Weekend Minnesota

Shakopee, Minnesota

We stumbled upon the Upgrala Unit of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge which stretches along the Minnesota River for 70 miles from Bloomington to Henderson. It is pretty cool, we will have to go back.

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