John Toren, author of the best-selling travel guide ''The Seven States of Minnesota,'' shares stories of growing up in Minnesota. Read about summers at the family cabin and excursions to obscure corners of the state and to points farther afield, including the Apostle Islands, the Rockies and Utah's remote canyon country. Whether it’s a book or a movie it’s always fun to connect with scenes of places you love and enjoy. I surely did with Vacation Days. This would also be a good book for those looking for new and great places to vacation. Minnesota itself has pretty much everything except mountains and desert. Fourteen thousand lakes (that’s considerably more than the Ten Thousand our license plates advertise, an inland sea (Lake Superior), Bluff Country (hills and valleys to rival New England), a boreal forest and wilderness canoe area, a prairie/corn growing region and the Twin Cities metro region.
Like John Toren we too have enjoyed our vacation days and travels. For us to Western Europe, many of the fifty States and all of the Canadian Provinces. Like for most people though there is no place like home. That is where we've always planted our gardens. Minnesota hail to thee!.......
Sounds like a great resource for in-state vacation ideas!ReplyDelete
Love books that connect us to a special place.ReplyDelete
It sounds very good, Trout. :)ReplyDelete
I'll have to check our library to see if this book is on the shelf. Sounds great!ReplyDelete
Our branch library has it so I will pick it up today. Thanks for the tip!!ReplyDelete
This sounds fun, I will have to try it out.ReplyDelete
Hubby and I definately want to explore more of the state. We will be there in November for the swan migrations again and will venture further inland. The Bluff country is certainly GORGEOUS and well worth seeing. Now we need to go further in...........ReplyDelete
You should work for the Chamber of Commerce. That was a great pitch. Someday I hope to make it to Ely.ReplyDelete
This sounds like an interesting book. I need to make it up your way someday.ReplyDelete
An interesting book to promote your fine state!ReplyDelete
I don't think I have spent much time in Minnesota....but I may have to after seeing your lovely photos.ReplyDelete
Not to mention the fact your Gophers are having themselves quite a year on the football field.ReplyDelete
Gosh you make MN sound real good! I am really liking this weather and I hope you are getting some of the warmth and sunshine too! :)ReplyDelete
Fun. Love the snow photo!!ReplyDelete
You live in a wonderful part of the world, TB.ReplyDelete
'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow' ... how true.
I have never been to Minnesota but your posts make me put it on my bucket list. ThanksReplyDelete
Travel only makes home seem sweeter. Looks like you've had a lot of fun on your journeys.ReplyDelete