Minnesota is fantastic… to visit.
I am clearly a Pacific Northwest girl, give me mountains, tall trees, rivers AND an ocean nearby…more on that another time. All I’m saying, is I left my heart in the PNW.
A big adventure this trip has been my camera. Still fairly new to me, I’m learning and ever increasingly impressed by the things my camera is capable of even in my beginner’s hands.
The clouds? Awesome!
We had great weather on our way out, a bit delayed in Denver due to bad weather when the plane started out it’s day in SF, and then another delay once we all boarded but let me tell you about that…
Captain: Hi folks, we’ve got a bit more of a delay, we do appologize but they’re having some trouble with the (insert actual name here) fuel cap so we’re going to wait for the mechanic to come out and fix that so we can fuel up.
… so, needless to say no one complained or insisted we take off without fuel. I like fuel, I have no desire to run out in mid-air.
Thankfully they got us all taken care of and then the 100mph tailwind did the rest and we arrived in great time. While flying out here I also discovered how awesome knitting in the airport and on the plane is!!! Yes, you CAN fly with knitting needles on the plane. Here is the actual link from the TSA: clicky and despite my Dad’s misgivings about such potentially seen-as-threatening items I had zero problems with airport security. Though I did choose circular needles, and packed a plastic pair and extra yarn just in case they were confiscated. All that being said, no one gave me funny looks for knitting in the airport while we waited, nor on the plane. People asked what I was making or asked if I needed more light… so what I’m saying is knitting on a plane = drama free.
Here “Moosetato” welcomes winter. Thankfully my aunt navigated the roads- slick and icy as they became- like a pro!
There were some fantastic places we visited:
Great old barn filled with delightful antiques:
And the best part to me?
My aunt lives in the country! So when we take walks we get to see delightful country scenes: