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Your 2019 HR Derby champ!

pic posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019 09:20 pm GMT -5

Today was a busy start to a really crazy two weeks

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, July 22nd, 2019 04:24 pm GMT -5

So much is said in silence…

- Larry (and Robert)

quoted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:44 pm GMT -5

I know, I know…

pic posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 08:21 pm GMT -5

Perfect Simpson clouds today at Target Field

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 01:24 pm GMT -5

A little late

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Champion Golfer + Twins

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Guilty pleasures

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Thank you, Lyft driver

pic posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:57 am GMT -5

The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable.

- The Elders

quoted Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10:00 pm GMT -5

First golf rainout of the season

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, July 20th, 2019 08:54 am GMT -5

Blues and Funk Fest

pic posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 09:42 pm GMT -5

Murray’s is only two train stops away from the office – really should go here more often

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, July 19th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -5

Still the best deal in town

pic posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 06:50 pm GMT -5

I understand why they do it, but it kind of bugs me when they don’t use the regular championship course routings in majors

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, July 19th, 2019 08:27 am GMT -5

Good morning, Stans

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Big Boy Choo-Choo Tour

story posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:49 pm GMT -5

It’s not every day the “Beatles of the train world” rolls into your city, but last night we heard the train whistle blow on the largest operational steam locomotive in the world, also known as Union Pacific’s Big Boy #4014. Currently on a Midwest Tour to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion, this Big Boy was on display at Union Depot today. How could I not walk the two blocks from our loft to check out this impressive piece of history?

Turns out there are a lot of choo-choo nerds in these parts, so lines were a little long to view the one car exhibit. There was also another line to view the inside of the engine cab, but I didn’t wait for that one. You could walk around both sides of the train, though, so there was plenty of opportunity to get some cool pictures without nine million other people in the shot (more pics after the jump). They also had food available on the platform and there were a number of vendor booths in the Waiting Room hall with all kinds of interesting stuff for sale.

Built in 1941, the #4014 is the only operating Big Boy of the eight that remain in existence. It was used in revenue service to haul trains weighing up to 4,200 tons over Utah’s Wasatch Range until 1959, traveling 1,031,205 miles during that period. The Big Boys are 132 feet long, weigh 1.2 million pounds (more than a 747), output 6,290 horsepower and have a top speed of 80 miles per hour. After retirement, this Big Boy spent time resting in the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, California. In 2013, Union Pacific regained ownership and started a multi-year restoration project in their Cheyenne Steam Shop. The locomotive was converted from coal to oil and in May 2019, Big Boy #4014 completed a successful test round trip from Cheyenne to Nunn, Colorado.

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So. Many. Taps.

pic posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 06:22 pm GMT -5

Trains are cool

pic posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:04 am GMT -5

New Hiawatha trail fence

pic posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00 pm GMT -5

So glad I picked this up @efetusmpls yesterday – so much fun hearing these songs

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:49 pm GMT -5

PSA: the new updates to the iOS WordPress app have been wreaking havoc on my media library

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:38 pm GMT -5

Family reunion in 317

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The witching hour approaches

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The tarps are finally off

pic posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 12:44 pm GMT -5

The Twins had Jack White, but the Saints made the most of their walk-off grand slam opportunity ⚾️

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 06:54 am GMT -5

Flicker comfort food

pic posted Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 07:35 pm GMT -5

Wut

pic posted Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:06 am GMT -5

I was sure I could beat the storm home, but I was very, very wrong

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, July 15th, 2019 06:27 pm GMT -5

Plastic abs

pic posted Monday, July 15th, 2019 02:01 pm GMT -5

“Feels like 96F” = feels like I’ll watch the rest of the Saints game on TV instead of from our seats at CHS Field

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 06:31 pm GMT -5

Melty Dippin’ Dots Day

pic posted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5

The Lite-Brite is a nice touch

pic posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:31 pm GMT -5

Soccer up close

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MNUFC premium space is A+

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Northern States Power Co.

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Hello Theodore

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Interesting changes at Wirth on the back nine – new 12th is weird; much better 18th

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:49 pm GMT -5

Armon’s Mucci is packed

pic posted Friday, July 12th, 2019 09:09 pm GMT -5

In a few minutes I’ll be giving my sermon. My topic today is: don’t kill bugs…

- Elron McKenzie

quoted Friday, July 12th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -5

Landmark occasion? Received my first senior discount :-/

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, July 12th, 2019 11:51 am GMT -5

Nirvana closing out their MTV Unplugged album with that version of Where Did You Sleep Last Night is brilliant

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, July 11th, 2019 04:06 pm GMT -5

Guess who’s staging @SaintDinette tonight?

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 07:24 pm GMT -5

Today’s lunch visitor

pic posted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 12:36 pm GMT -5

It’s scotch whisky… Glenlivet, single malt. When you die, you’ll go to heaven, say hello to God; and when God says hello to you, this is what you’ll smell on his breath…

- Artie

quoted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 10:29 am GMT -5

Nice job by the @Twins hosting an All-Star viewing party for STH in Bat and Barrel

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 07:06 pm GMT -5

Spot the bunny

pic posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -5

Looking good, Met Council

pic posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:35 pm GMT -5

He’s just some angry old man who hates joy…

- Mike

quoted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 09:50 am GMT -5

Macho Nacho

pic posted Monday, July 8th, 2019 01:09 pm GMT -5

Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath. Keep me in your heart for awhile…

- Warren Zevon

quoted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 01:48 pm GMT -5

Yay, USWNT!

pic posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:42 pm GMT -5

Breakfast is for the birds

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Reached the pinnacle

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Not your normal backdrop

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Don’t know if I’ve ever done a top 7 food post, but the house-made VC blue cheese would be right up there

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, July 6th, 2019 02:24 pm GMT -5

Second visit this trip

pic posted Saturday, July 6th, 2019 02:16 pm GMT -5

The tiki bar is back

pic posted Friday, July 5th, 2019 09:19 pm GMT -5

Good luck is right

pic posted Friday, July 5th, 2019 01:55 pm GMT -5

Pretty sure Minnesota is one of the few places where you tee it up on a Top 100 course for $50 (with a cart)

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 02:34 pm GMT -5

Ah, the memories (and butter)

pic posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 11:14 am GMT -5

Birch Point bonfires are special

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 01:12 am GMT -5

Everything you need

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Gotta love the VC

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Happy birthday America!

pic posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 11:02 am GMT -5

BFFs forever

pic posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 10:58 am GMT -5
 

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  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
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  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2019 Run Mileage: 42.9
  • 2019 Bike Mileage: 739.1

Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/25/20

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Saints All Star Game - 7/23/19
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/24/19
  • MN United vs. Vancouver - 7/27/19
  • Saints vs. KC - 7/28/19
  • Twins vs. Braves - 8/7/19
  • Saints vs. Gary - 8/11/19
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 8/13/19
  • Vikings vs. Seattle - 8/18/19
  • Vikings vs. Arizona - 8/24/19
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 8/25/19
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 8/26/19
  • Vikings vs. Atlanta - 9/8/19
  • Twins vs. Washington - 9/11/19
  • Vikings vs. Raiders - 9/22/19
  • Vikings vs. Eagles - 10/13/19
  • Vikings vs. Washington - 10/24/19
  • Vikings vs. Denver - 11/17/19
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 12/8/19
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 12/23/19
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/29/19

Upcoming Concerts

  • Jeff Lynne's ELO - 7/25, Xcel
  • Tenacious D - 7/30, Palace
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates - 8/28, Grandstand
  • ZZ Top - 9/2, Grandstand
  • Väsen - 9/18, Cedar Cultural Center
  • Brittany Howard - 9/19, Palace
  • Avett Brothers & TBT - 9/21, Treasure Island
  • The Black Keys - 9/28, Target Center
  • Little Steven - 10/17, Ames Center
  • Cloud Cult - 3/20, Orchestra Hall