Last winter we had 86.6 inches of snow here in Minneapolis, the fourth-snowiest winter on record. We also had some bone-chilling cold spells with below-zero temps. Based on that experience and other […]
For all the years I've been a tent camper, I never really understood people who took to the outdoors in an RV or trailer of some sort. I even looked down on them to a certain extent as inauthentic campers: "hillbillies" seemed to capture it well. Yet here I am at age 51, the proud owner of a brand new fifth wheel trailer. My blog is the story of my adventures as a newly minted hillbilly -- a "newbilly" -- and everything related to that journey.
Once the reservations website was back up on March 22 I was able to create a profile and make a reservation for Whitewater State Park for mid-April. Was the wait and all […]
Here’s the latest from the DNR: I will reserve judgment until I’ve had a chance to use the system. I need to make a reservation for the weekend of April 21, so […]
From an article in the March 11, 2012, Duluth News Tribune: Citing a Game and Fish Fund in “dire condition,” DNR officials are imploring legislators to approve hunting and fishing license fee […]
A failed redesign of the website used for making reservations in Minnesota state parks was discussed in an earlier post. The new website was supposed to launch March 1, but crashed. Here’s […]
Given the deeply polarized politics that have come to characterize our nation, it might seem foolish to advocate that voters focus a great deal of attention on a single issue. After all, […]