You do what you gotta do to entertain your kids, right? Here we are, ghost hunting in Mantorville, Minnesota for The Star Tribune, and I must say it turned into a delightful day — my son’s friends are such an imaginative group of kids, and it’s always a joy to see them play offline. We never did […]
Every summer, our family tries to take one big road trip. This year, we let Amtrak do the driving from St. Paul, Minn. to Portland, Ore. Read the rest of my review of Amtrak’s Empire Builder in The Washington Post.
We came to see trees, big ones, like those we’d read about in Jean Craighead George’s novel, My Side of the Mountain. Like the 12-year-old boy in it, could we carve a home in the trunk of a tree? Coming from Oregon, the closest state park with redwoods was Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Northern […]