This past week-end, hubby and I took a little jaunt to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St.Paul. It's an easy 2 hour drive for us and one of our all time favorite cities to visit. Both cities are on the Mississippi and with our recent warm weather, the river is quite high and roaring.
This area of the river in downtown Minneapolis is known as St. Anthony Falls. Known as the Mill District during the 1800's because of all the Flour Mills along this stretch of the River.
Many of the old buildings are gone. Above is one that is still in fairly good condition. A museum is housed inside this one.
In 2001 they began work on a park where the old flour mills once stood . They excavated underground to the tunnels and stone that were left largely untouched.
Here is a partial view from the walkway above.
Hubby checking it out.
Above St. Anthony Falls is the Stone Arch Bridge. Built around the turn of the century when Minneapolis had more flour mills than any other place in our country.
I loved this old stone bridge!
And along here, as winter gives way to spring,....
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy