2nd Hand Decorating and Design


The very first place I went after I got to the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was 2nd Hand Decorating and Design. I saw it on the side of the road as I set out looking for a bakery or a candy store.. Let’s face it, most of the travels are guided by my pursuit of […]

May 23, 2016

Mark’s Bar and Grill (Off Liquor)

Events, Food & Drink

As soon as I found out that the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was going to be in McGregor, I knew I had to go to Mark’s Bar. A town staple that serves as a favorite watering hole for locals, vacationers, townies, “just passin’ through”s and overnight-ers; ask anyone in McGregor and they’ll know Mark’s. A […]

May 20, 2016

Molly’s Antiques and More


I know. I. KNOW. I made that face, too. And yes, it’s far more magnificent in person. In case this pseudo residential roadside attraction hasn’t been introduced to you yet, allow me. Molly’s Antiques and More in McGregor was on my must-see list during the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener this past weekend. A cross between […]

May 19, 2016

Minnestalgia Food Shop and Winery

Food & Drink

One of the stops on the Tour of McGregor during the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was the totally Minnesotan, totally delicious, Minnestalgia Food Shop and Winery. Yes, two things. The Food Shop came first, and has been around for more than 20 years. Specializing in fudge, and carrying 43 other Minnesota produced food items like […]

May 18, 2016

Savanna Portage State Park

Events, Parks & Geology

One of the perks of being at the Governor’s Annual Fishing Opener (69th this year!) is being in close proximity to wildlife and natural resource experts. You get this rare chance to understand an area that others merely pass through and I took full advantage. Savanna Portage State Park is only a few short miles […]

May 16, 2016

McGregor Baking Co.

Events, Food & Drink

When it comes to road trips, I always seek out anywhere that serves up coffee and carbs. And when I was on my way up to the 2016 Governor’s Fishing Opener in McGregor this past weekend, I found exactly what I was looking for. Opened in 2006 by Mark and Stacy Bohn, the McGregor Baking […]

May 16, 2016