Sunday, May 05, 2019

Cinco de Mayo ... Mary's Birthday

It's Mary's birthday so we went to Community Loaves with her niece Aisha & sisters Barbara & Judy for breakfast.

3 amigos ... I mean hermanas.

Google didn't want to wear the sombrero so Mary was a good sport.

I think Stella liked her sombrero!

Awww! Stella & Google look like they're ready for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Love the "eye roll!"

The pups posed with the Birthday Girl.

Google loved celebrating his mom's birthday!

Tuckered out Stella & Google aka Yin & Yang.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Cummer Museum

Sculpture in the gardens at the Cummer Museum.

Aisha posed with a tree in the garden.

3 sisters ... Mary, Barbara & Judy

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Winnebago & Spam

Before our road trip to Forest City, Iowa, we we stopped to take a pic of the corn water tower in Rochester, MN ...

... & the rusty Diamond Jo Casino sign in Northwood, IA.

We were scheduled to take a tour of the Winnebago Factory but it was not operating due to maintenance. It ended up being better than anticipated since we got a tour on the factory floor & go in all of the models being assembled.

The bad news was that we weren't allowed to take any photos!!!

So we stopped at the Spam Museum on our way back to Rochester. I was never a Spam fan but apparently it's pretty popular.

I'm about 19 cans of Spam tall.

Back in Rochester ...

More pix of the corn water tower in nice light ...

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Mayo Clinic Rochester Tours

We went to Cafe Steam for breakfast.

This pup was waiting for his master to get back to the car with his coffee.

When I first got to Mayo, Mary took me on a tour. This is the Center for the Spirit.

The front doors of the Plummer Building are huge & have very detailed carvings

Mary took me to all the cool spots.

The Library is beautiful.

The Mayo Historical Suite has some an awesome collection of old stuff.

In the afternoon, I went on an awesome guided art tour of Mayo. All of the original amazing artwork at Mayo has been donated.

One of the Warhol displays.

The Chihuilly is massive.

Lou Gehrig's mitt & autographed ball in a display describing his time at Mayo. His diagnosis became known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal & Championship Ring

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rochester Bound

The Starbucks Siren sips my iced coffee in JAX.

The chocolate cake at Chester's is so awesome that we had to have dinner there 3 nights!

Nicole ordered a great fondue.