Minnesota

    Ancient Petroglyph Site in Southwestern Minnesota: A Prehistoric Holy Spot

    9/19/13 •

    …I found a mysterious petroglyph site in southwestern Minnesota that’s definitely worth a visit. Archaeologists believe that the Jeffers Petroglyph Historical Site was a holy spot developed around the same time as the pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in England. And like those sites, there are more questions here than answers. The petroglyphs include images…

    Red Wing, Minnesota: Shop Antiques and Watch the Boats

    12/21/13 •

    …For our 40th wedding anniversary, my husband and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend in Red Wing, Minnesota. It was one of the best weekend trips we’ve ever taken. A town of about 15,000, Red Wing is nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River. It’s named after the symbol of the Mdewakanton Dakota tribe, which…

    Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota: Dedicated to This One Cultural Icon

    2/22/14 •

    …I’d venture that almost everyone’s heard of Spam luncheon meat. In fact, Spam is so popular that there’s now a museum in Austin, Minnesota dedicated solely to this American cultural icon. The museum is 20 miles from where I once lived, so my husband and I stopped in while visiting relatives. It turned out to…

    Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota: Birthplace of the American Peace Pipe

    12/16/16 •

    …When we became full-time RVers, my husband and I discovered Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota. We recently revisited this unique place and enjoyed it even more. Nestled on the north edge of the town of Pipestone, the monument’s quarries are considered the birthplace of the Native American peace pipe. For centuries, Plains Indian tribes have…