Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Windows on Water Street. Excelsior

AppleDay Pants in the window, Amore mystery date Jake_O'Connors Excelsior Beer painted pallet

Monday, August 26, 2013

Excelsior, dockside and Water Street.

Dockside  delivery You need Tacos on your cruise? Sound your Bell!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Follow the Yellow Brick Wall.

good Mural near the University of Minnesota on Como. This is a detail. The shop sells tobacco, "Hookas", lottery tickets. A few groceries. bobby's

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nixon buttons at a flea market

Nixon_Ike I remember reading: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man. "Nixon Agonistes" by Garry Wills. I should have bought a couple of the buttons. I strolled through the Excelsior flea market and as usual, had to contain my impulse to buy oddities that end up in a drawer.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lake Minnetonka restaurants downsizing portions & quality

Very flat bread This was another in a series of disappointments I have experienced at Lake area restaurants. Smaller portions, fewer flourishes, and a distinct drop in quality. I will not mention names. I am sure these are cost- containment efforts. Still, it makes one feel the dining experience is lessened. This rustic "flatbread with roasted peppers, caramelized onions and barbeques chicken" arrived bare, without the sauce. I added it for flavor. Such is life.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Oragne cat at Gray's Bay

Cool cat at bay I bought this little Cat-keyboard at Target. As I checked it out the young female clerk with fuscia and orange hair asked me who I was buying the gift for. I smiled and said "me". She said"sweet".

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Saturday, Tour De Tonka and Minnetonka

Blue boat in the morning Above you see Lake Minnetonka just before the "Tour De Force" Tou De Tonka hit. Idylic day. My photos were sadly dissapointing.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Tour De Tonka on Saturday

smile I took this photo on one of the very first "Tours". I was warm and sunny. This was at at rest stop in Long Lake. I will not be riding this year. My legs are experiencing technical difficulties...but I will try to pick a spot and take photos of the event. Stay tuned.