Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Jul 31, 2016 - Minneapolis
We are in a KOA, expensive, for one night. Had specifically requested a satellite friendly site - we are in one with a tree right in front on the satellite so no reception. There are spots along the row that are much more open - of course they are occupied by RV's with no satellite. Seems as if that's normal - put people with no satellites in open spots and ones that ask for an open spot, put them behind a tree.Jump to full entry
May 17, 2016 - Phil's Poland trip in brief!
The trip to Poland was a real pleasure as my son John was my tour guide! It started out from Minneapolis airport on the 9th of May, by way of Amsterdam. Then on to Kraków Poland. The whole trip was filled each day with new places to visit. First day was a walking tour of Krackow in the oldest part of the town where there are 27 Catholic Churches and 7 Synogogs. Each of them have a history dating back as far as the 1300s. The second day was a trip to the city of Auschwitz with visits to two of the most famous consintration camps and the...Jump to full entry
May 13, 2016 - Getting it figured out....*)*
Ok...still can't get the pictures from my IPhone over to here without mailing them...sigh. But at least, I can finally share some of P's pics with you guys.! Sounds like they're having a blast over there...lots of terrific food and red wine and beer and old buildings. Bet he's going to hate to see it end1 ^_^. Meanwhile the fur kids and I are working on putting together a suspense novel back here at the A/S! What's going to come up next! .... Lots of rain and clouds and cool temps and now it's going to freeze tonight! Good thing the furnace...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2016 - Happy Mother's Day!
Hmmmm first try at taking pictures with this machine! It sure is clumsier than the phone but seems to take ok pictures... The park was full over the weekend and this afternoon everyone pulled out. Now they're coming in again for the night. Busy place. P is busy getting his ducks in a row for the trip. Hope he's got it figured out since they leave tomorrow night.. ^_^. It should be interesting with just me ant the two fur kids. I'll keep you posted! Love to all.... P & EJump to full entry
May 6, 2016 - First entry on the new toy^_^
Finally we made it to Maple Grove where we get to stay while P has his big trip to Poland!!! The last days on the road are always exhausting no matter how we try to take it easy! Ha. Had a great trip with any rain coming down at night.... Good roads.... Even coming up across country from Lena, IL to Hixton, WI.. It was fun to be driving through the rural countryside fields, barns, cows, etc. We started looking for a wide spot in the road to stop for lunch and next thing we see is a great tourist stop with a big parking area and a cafe,...Jump to full entry
Jun 6, 2015 - More tree news....
Just talked to the lady who knows the real story... (owner's wife :>) and I guess they did have a quite a wind storm and lost part of the tree limbs... they called in a tree guy to help straighten it out... with that it still looked misshapen so they just had it cut down. She had them straighten the stump so she can make a planter there and they saved three cuttings that they've rooted and will be planting in the park! So now we can all feel better even if it is still not there where it belongs! EdeeJump to full entry
Jun 5, 2015 - Just an update....
Only have one picture of the Lund clan get together... will get it on tomorrow I hope! ^_^ Great group of people... lots of hugs and smiles! Beautiful day at the park.... it's almost full tonight so there's a waft of bonfire smoke on the breeze. P is at a baseball game with Royce and gang... I took pity on the pup & cat and stayed with them. ^_^ Not much big news ... I did find out today that the reason the huge weeping willow was taken down was because it blocked some sites TV reception.... and it was messy because the kids loved to play...Jump to full entry
Jun 2, 2015 - Ok... sorry about my tree fetish! ha
We went to see an "adult" ball game last night... cool breeze but it was fun to see everyone again!! Then we ate at Maynard's which is a VERY good place to eat!! ^_^ They had the most delicious turkey burger with avocado and cheese on a gluten-free bun!!! Couldn't believe it was!!! Only difference was it didn't squish and get soggy like the regular buns!! Great tasting huge burger... ; > Today was quiet at the A/S... around noon we had to run get a few things...P & P & W etc.. so we stopped at Walmart. It got a bit exciting for awhile when...Jump to full entry
Oct 2, 2014 - Mississippi River in the rain.....
Luckily the rain held off until we got all set up at Pettibone Park... dogs walked... etc.. and now I'm almost asleep listening to the gentle rain on the A/S roof!!! ^_^ Love that sound... heavy on the "gentle"!! We stopped at the State Park for our lunch today... it was pretty much foggy the whole way down.. driving in a cloud... but not heavy enough to be dangerous. It's a great drive down Hwy #61 along the River. The leaves haven't turned a lot but there are some beautiful trees. I didn't try to take pics in the mist so you'll have to...Jump to full entry
Oct 1, 2014 - Here we are....
Had a fun time last night at Cooper's Pub in St. Louis Park with rellies!! It's a neat place but you can't hear yourself think! ha It was great to see everyone ... hopefully they will all get to come down to FL to see us this winter! ha Today we did our errands in Maple Grove... P has a new cover for his IPad that's much better than the old one!! And a new cord so he can plug it in. I looked at the new phones again and decided (again ) that if I can call and text it's all I need!!! Today was again cool and rainy... Ki did go our for a...Jump to full entry
Sep 29, 2014 - Progress!
Made it to KOA at Maple Grove.... it's like coming home when you get hugs from the guys at the desk! ^_^ It's a great park! It's kind of a surprise to see the trees down here almost more bare than the ones up in Bemidji!? We were considering staying up at the cabin one more night and heading out early on Tuesday.. *)* ... but that seemed way to 'chicken' so we did a forced march and got stuff all together by a bit after noon and took off for the southland. It's really fun to watch P do the routine of closing things down... he's really got...Jump to full entry
Aug 10, 2014 - Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul This area is definitely on the bottom of the list of the places that have been enjoyable to visit. Even though we did go to several interesting places as you can see in the pictures, the traffic was horrendous. As a matter of fact, it had more traffic problems than any of the cities we have visited including LA. Not even the 500 store Mall would make me want to return here. I will say that St. Paul was much less congested and easier to travel around. We did get to see the Capitol Building which was in St Paul and...Jump to full entry