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,



Carole M. said...

lovely sunset photos and the eagle is great; glad it's being cared for, it got lucky in the end. Great photo of you with it..

Carole M. said...

sorry, I did mean 'sunrise' pics :)

Linda said...

Very nice photos! We visited a wildlife rehab center last weekend and got to see some of the birds that had been injured by cars, etc...and even got to see surgery being performed on a turkey vulture! Wonderful sunrise photos too!

Maria Elena said...

What beautiful pictures! I know you had a fun trip!

Donna Heber said...

Stunning photos! Just love those gorgeous sunrise pics and the eagle. A wonderful place to visit.

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful photos - especially the sunrise ones. They have such a beautiful glow about them! Eagles are gorgeous creatures.

Nancy C said...

Love that photo of you and Harriet! What a stately bird. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Sunset photos are exquisite and magical ~ love the eagle ones also ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Harriet is a beauty & I'm glad she's ok now, after the accident, but what a shame she can't fly in the wild anymore... then again, I'm glad she's being taken care of, too.
I slammed on the brakes this morning on my way to work to keep from hitting a dove... =0

Beautiful sunset images! =)

My Little Home and Garden said...

I especially like the colours in the first few photos but also got a kick out of the restaurant picture. It was such a funny movie.

Gail said...

What beautiful photos! I love the eagle one. Must have been a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

Barb said...

Hi Barb,

Your pictures are wonderful. There is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeous sunset.

Barb ♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, the eagle is unreal and the sunrise is stunning. Sounds like such a great trip. Hugs, Marty

jewaicious said...

What lovely captures of color and light, the sunsets are beautiful, the bridges classic.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Love, love your sunset photos. I lived on Vicksburg MS for several years as a child and grew to love the mighty Mississippi River.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Love that last sunrise photo. Stunning. Looks like a fun trip.

The Nature Jotter said...

amazing photos!
I love the last photo with the sun and you looks pretty in the other!! :) Compliments darling!

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Brian King said...

What a great trip, Barb! Your landscape shots are beautiful! The second one with the tree is my favorite. And I love the bridge shot, too. Nicely done!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Barb, You have some beautiful photos here! We just got home from Europe and I have started sharing some of my pictures. Hope you can come by. Blessings, Debbie

Martha Z said...

A beautiful sunrise and I love the eagle.

The Write Girl said...

What soft beautiful sky shots. I love the eagle shot as well. Happy Sky Watch!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Anonymous said...

Wow - lovely shots! The sunrise photos are so serene and gorgeous.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Enjoying your shots so much, especially the sunrise moments :)

HansHB said...

Lovely pictures!
A great post for SkyWatch!
Happy SkyWatch to you!

Anne said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog; I'm now following!
Anne ♥♥

Anna said...

Such a loverly photos, Barb!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Those are some dreamy photos!! That eagle is so awesome, it's hard to imagine their size when you see them flying!! Great post!

gtyyup said...

Love the beautiful pastel colors in the sunrise photos! I would be worried standing that close to an're brave!! Yes, they do love rats; they hunt them in our fields in the spring.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting. BTW, my mother was from Newfolden MN (north west MN).

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nora said...

really nice and interesting shots especially of the eagle!! The quality of your shots is very nice and your camera is a good one.It is sad that the eagle can't fly again.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the reflections and sky shots are stunning. And I love the eagle shots, I am glad that Harriet is being well cared for. Great post.

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is beautiful!


Unknown said...

Que belo lugar!
E que linda águia, mas eu teria medo de ficar tão perto dela!!

Thank you!
What a beautiful place!
What a beautiful eagle, but I would be afraid to get so close to her!

Ruta said...

Wow! Beautiful sunrise and great pictures of the eagle...interesting too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Barb, those first 3 photos are so beautiful! Looks like you had a good time. Eagles are such amazing creatures, aren't they? I'm glad you enjoyed my post with the tulip fields!
Hugs, Cindy

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

What beautiful photos! Your pictures always remind me of lovely have a real talent for catching such perfect shots.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Have a beautiful week, Barb. xo

CameraCruise said...

Great post.
Beautiful photos, I especially like the first.
Thanks for sharing.

Ivy and Elephants said...

The photos are gorgeous! I loved learning about the eagles. Glad to know they are being protected and cared for.
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments.

momto8 said...

your sunrise pictures are fabulous!!! what a time of day!
and so interesting about eagles.. they are big birds!!

genie said...

What a wonderful series of pictures. I loved that movie so was tickled to learn this was where it was filmed. Am happy the eagle is OK....and that sunset....gorgeous. genie

Rose said...

I would love to meet Harriet...and your shots above are I love the bridge shots too.

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