Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Winona
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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 ...
... definitely surreal. I hardly even recognized her when she walked up.
Being in these places that I spent periods of my life have been interesting to look back on and see how much I have grown as a person. I definitely have changed a lot over the last decade and although I do not know the path ahead of me, I know that the people and the places I have been have shaped me to be who I am and the way I look at life.
What a beautiful drive through the southern parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, and into Wisconsin! Rolling hills of yellow wild flowers in South Dakota. European-style farmhouses and those giant wind turbines everywhere along I-90 through Minnesota. And the giant bluffs along the flood-swollen Mississippi River as we entered Wisconsin ...
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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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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