My Hometown

I'm so proud of my home town, Grand Marais, Minnesota.  It was voted by Budget Travel Magazine as the coolest small town in the country.  While I haven't visited all of the other small towns that were in contention, I do believe Grand Marais is the best.  Congratulations!!! Here are a few photos from my hometown …

Big Cats

These were some of the big cats at the Portland Zoo.  I'm quite sure that this is the Cheetah.The tiger was napping the whole time we were there. I'm not sure how to tell if the cat below is a leopard or a jaguar.  I'm sure someone can tell me. We didn't get to see the …

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Overlook

On our way home from Portland last week we took a short rest stop at the Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Overlook.  It's a wonderful spot to take a break, have a packed lunch, or just stretch your legs.  It has a great view of the Crooked River Canyon 300 feet below. Maralee  

Queen of the West

The cruise paddle wheeler "Queen of the West" was parked on the Columbia River the day before we left Portland.  The first cruise of the season was scheduled to begin April 26th. A heavy rainstorm had passed over about 30 minutes before I took this photo.  The sky had cleared above me but the ominous clouds …