I always take the 2nd week of December off.
I enjoy having a week to get ready for Christmas, but one of my favorite things to do is to
head up to Champlin MN to spend a day with my sister.
We shop and eat and just enjoy having some quality time together.
Me and my sis at my favorite restaurant, Granite City
I stay the night and then the whole next day I have to spend it as I wish....
This year I decided to hit the road and visit the sweet little town of Stillwater, Mn.
I decided to focus on the beautiful homes in Historic Stillwater,
so much character, color and dimension in these beauties...
I love the clash of the yellow with the red roof
So much detail... hard to capture it all from a distance.
Love, love the details of this home, from the porch to the hand painted sections,
and look at those shingles....sweet!
Love the stone wall in front of this classic.
Notice the cute little white addition that comes off the back of this house.
The colors... the cute little windows way up high,
the red pin-stripe near the roof and the porch... I want!
The arches, stone foundation, so many lines and bump-outs...love this one too.... i cant decide which one I want the most :)
Ann Beam Mansion, Bed & Breakfast
I could go on and on.... But I need to stop the madness at some point.
I've included a few bonus shots from my visit to Stillwater...
The Stillwater City Council has given Minnesota Zephyr dinner train ower Dave P. 45 days to remove two abandoned Locomotives from his property.... See Article here
Yummy candy store, yes I went in, and yes I bought lots of taffy
Cool painting on the side of a building
Oops.... forgot a row :)
Hoar frost... it was everywhere
did you all see it ?
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I was also able to squeak a visit in with my sister-in-law Michelle, who lives just outside of Stillwater. We had a nice visit, and I got to enjoy a bowl of her yummy home made soup and warm biscuits, right out of the oven...Thanks Michelle :)