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Travel Blogs from Winona
The journey home is long! From St. John's we flew to Halifax, Nova Scotia. From there we flew to Toronto, and then to Minneapolis. We were picked up by Andrew who brought us to our car. Stopped for a bite to eat before making the 3 hour journey home. Feels good to be home, but now I have to face the mountain of laundry and we both have a ton of mail to go through. AHHH, but it is good to be ...
... and we set out for a weekend of "family" fun, he to a wedding of a good friend and me to catch up with two friends and my aunt who recently lost my favorite uncle.
The weekend went by too fast and I was heading back to LaCrosse exhausted and dreading another long drive to the east side of the state. Monday brought a late start, as I just did not want to get up, and then I was delayed even more because I needed to pick up my bike from ...
... Algeria match took us half-way across Minnesota! We'll be able to watch the last two Round of Sixteen matches, including the Americans, when we get to our campsite tomorrow. Haven't SEEN a match yet! Tonight, we'll stay at a Walmart campground near La Crosse and restock the fridge, then it's on to our KOA in Hancock for several days of ...
We visited with Amelia Baxter, the owner of Whole Tree Architecture and one of the staff architects. We were also lucky to spend some time with Derek who has worked for Whole Tree for many years building and creating unique whole tree pieces for homes out of Whole Trees forest. Amelia gave us a tour of the first houses Roald built and lived in and we discussed their approach to building.
We were excited to see Roald's cool A frame built entirely ...
... time, giving us a three hour tour and answering our incessant questions. They even allowed Ian and Jonan to climb onto the roof - a very cool roof made out of sod and grass!
Doug and Denise put a lot of thought and commitment into green engineering and design when building their home. Doug is a chemist/professor and Denise is a science writer. Check out Denise's blog here: http://digginginthedriftless.com/
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking