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 ...
... The river is so high that the entire area looked more like the delta at the other end. We stopped for lunch at the Lewis and Clark visitors center overlooking the Missouri River in Chamberlin, South Dakota. They had some really nice exhibits and the view was great. And it was back to listening to World Cup action on XM radio. The ...
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 ...
On Monday the 23rd we visited the home of Doug Hansmann & Denise Thornton. They worked with Whole Tree architecture (an amazing company) and a local builder to design and build a whole tree house using trees harvested from their own property. Nothing was wasted building this house, even the trim was made out of unused parts of the trees, as well as bookshelves and kitchen and bathroom counters.
Whole Tree building ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool