Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trip to Wabasha

Here are a few pictures of my trip to Wabasha, MN.  I will be sharing this post with several memes.   The first photos are Sunrise over the Mississippi River.  I shared one of these in a previous post.

Next is a visit to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.  They have 5 or 6 eagles here that they are helping to recover from injuries.  If they feel they are able to return to the wild they let them go.  Otherwise they stay there for the rest of their lives.

This Eagle, Harriet, was hit by and car and had a broken wing.  She is unable to return to the wild.  She is the one pictured on the license plate with an eagle.  You can learn more about Harriet and the National Eagle Center Here

Here she is being fed.  She is pretty spoiled and is saying "fish again".  They get fish almost every day, but they know that sometimes they get other things that they love, like rats.

Up close and personal.  Who is giving who the Eagle eye here?

Here is the bridge that goes across the Mississippi River from Wabasha to Nelson, WI

 The other side of the bridge later in the day.

We ate dinner at Slipperys Restaurant near the bridge.  It is where the movie Grumpy Old Men was filmed

I will be joining these memes this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be having a little giveaway soon so be sure to stop back to check it out.

Until next time,


Monday, March 26, 2012

Barn at the Creamery

While we were at Wabasha a couple of weeks ago we drove across the Mississippi River to the little town of Nelson, WI where there is an old creamery that makes wonderful ice cream.

 Doors to the Creamery

Outdoor seating area.

Looking along side the creamery I spied an old barn out back.

The barn is not very impressive but we sure enjoyed the ice cream!

Sharing at Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm

If you like barns please join me over there for some impressive barns

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunlit Sunday

The last two days have been beautiful here in Minnesota.  Sunshine, temps around 70, and no wind.  My daughter came yesterday and brought me some pussy willows from her yard.  She made a nice bouquet for me in my $5 vase I showed you awhile back.

 I spent today cleaning out my flower beds and racking leaves from under my bushes.  I can't believe how many leaves there were!  It is great to see the sun shining on my hen and chicks and my iris.  The grass has really turned green.  My neighbor was even out mowing her lawn on the 24th of March.  Unheard of in Minnesota.

I hope you are all having a great weekend with pleasant spring weather!

I'm linking with Karen at My Little Home and Garden for

Sunlit Sunday


Until next time