“The lake is where I bring my big questions. I’m reminded of my friends, my family, my childhood. In the solemnity of the moment, I am reminded of our short time on this planet and that these lakes we call “our lakes“ had names long before we were here.” ― Sky Blue Water: Great Stories […]
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ― The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) Jazz Age Fiction Writer, Romantizier of the American Dream, Minnesotan
I am in Nevis this weekend so I thought I’d share the highlight of my morning. Chop n Pops Bakery opened in 2015 and is run by a father and son duo. Named for Chop, whose real name is Chris, and Pop, whose real name is Rodney. That’s Chop holding the bread. When you stop […]
There is something inexpressibly beautiful about the world when the sun begins to rise and fill the foggy sky with soft rays of light, while everyone else is curled up in their beds unaware of the magnificence they’re missing and everything feels so simple. It’s as if 6am is an epiphany and you are encompassed […]
Muskie Waters (which is relatively new) in Nevis (way up north near Park Rapids, remember the big Tiger Muskie?) is a fun, summer, one stop shop. Its kitty corner from Lake Belle Taine. Whether you’re up camping, fishing, boating, biking the Heartland Trail, it’s a good place to catch your breath. It’s a coffee and espresso […]
Because the town is so small (fewer than 400 people), I thought I would make it a one-stop shop on the #mnbucketlist. Plus I’m SUPER bias over this one… This is Nevis, MN. It’s in Hubbard County, near Park Rapids and is part of northern Minnesota’s Heartland Trail. It’s definitely a ‘cabin upnorth’ kind of […]
West Crooked Lake just outside of Downtown Nevis is in Hubbard County and just so happens to be one of my favorite places on Earth.