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Happy Shamrock Shake Day!

Posted Sunday, March 17th, 2019 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Fashion,Holidays,Sports at 3:25 PM

I finally own a green hat to wear once a year

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Dinner at P.S. Steak

Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 11:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 11:59 PM

Last year, we had a big blowout birthday party in the Sinatra Lounge (the invite we did still makes me smile). This year, I was planning to go on a ski trip in Banff to celebrate landmark birthdays for MK and I. Then I had my little medical incident and we postponed the big stuff and scaled back 2019 birthday plans. I still wanted to do something a little out of the norm, so we booked a dinner reservation at the new Minneapolis hot spot, P.S. Steak.

I will forever call Chef Mike DeCamp “YoungChef2,” as that is his Twitter handle. Young Chef is a busy guy for Jester Concepts, listed as Executive Chef at Monello and Constantine and Borough and Parlour. He is also behind the weekly Sunday old-school Italian pop-up at Monello, Mama DeCampo’s (which is great, BTW). Somehow Mercado slipped by him, but P.S. Steak is the latest DeCamp project for the group.

We never made it to La Belle Vie before it closed in the 510 Groveland location, but there is so much history there (Dara called it “heavier with history than any restaurant in the state” in her first bite review). Not only was Chef DeCamp in that kitchen, but so was Tim McKee, Matt Anderson and a host of Twin Cities cocktail pioneers (make sure and read this Strib article to find out the backstory on the “Obi Pip Kenobi”). Man, I miss seeing and talking with Pip at Marvel Bar

Joy Summers has some great pictures of the remodeled 510 spaces in her Eater story, including one of our exact table in the steakhouse dining room side (to the left as you enter – the lounge is to the right). There is complimentary valet parking and I don’t think I really knew how easy it is to get there from Lowertown via I-94 and Dell Place (and back again). In Dara’s story, she described the newly renovated dining room as “Ravenclaw-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut-for-a-drink” and personally, I couldn’t stop humming the Haunted Mansion music (which actually made the whole night extra fun for me).

So how was it? You never know what service will be like at a place that just opened, but everything went swimmingly. Our server was wonderful, all of our questions were answered, the flow of food out of the kitchen was consistent and everything tasted great. The room is not overly loud and really looks spectacular (was that Norm Green at the table next to us?). Dara asks, “Is P.S. Steak suddenly among the most expensive restaurants in town?” Yup, for sure. It’s also an instant classic that will be busy with special event and corporate expense account business that will give Manny’s a run for their money.

SK and I are the steak people in the family, so one of us tried the 8oz beef tenderloin and the other had the Denver steak. Both were wonderful – I added Stilton blue cheese to mine, while SK had a side of curry béarnaise. We all shared some Aligot (mashed potatoes with cheese), roasted baby carrots and Parker House rolls. Colleen went with one of our Chef Ramsey faves, sautéed sea scallops, while MK had the sautéed chicken breast with smoked chicken thigh, mushrooms and kale. I also shared the P.S. chopped salad with Colleen, while SK had a bowl of the caramelized onion soup (which came with tasty rye gnocchi and cave aged Gruyere).

We saw Young Chef do the cool baked Alaska thing at the table next to us, but we passed on that one. They did bring out a birthday candle in my really good hot fudge and salted peanut sundae, though. The girls shared the Andoa chocolate brownie and added a scoop of the excellent vanilla ice cream (which we think is from Izzy’s). It was a great way to end my birthday and I would definitely go back again. Sorry for the highly filtered photos – it’s not an easy room to take pictures in at night. Oh, and a shout-out to my colleague Keri, who started a new food blog called Keri Tyler Moore that made me realize I need to write about food more often (and not just post pictures to Instagram).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Holiday party in the burbs

Posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Work at 7:07 PM

Bowlero Brooklyn Park (or is it Center?)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 05:27 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 5:27 PM

Very, very nice to see everyone

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

da mf sharezone

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -5 in Family,Fashion,Holidays at 3:51 PM

Thank you, MK, for the present

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Bye, bye, little tree

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:30 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Holidays at 3:30 PM

You were short, but wonderful

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Happy New Year everyone

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2018 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Personal at 9:01 PM

Let’s do this thing, 2019

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Another game to lose

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 08:57 am GMT -5 in Family,Games,Holidays at 8:57 AM

Kids these days don’t let their elders win nothing

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2018 at 8:57 am

Clarence Odbody, AS2

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018 10:10 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 10:10 PM

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Tucker the Pug ❤️

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018 10:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Pets at 10:04 PM

That dog is so damn cute

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Star Wars Christmas

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 10:39 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Holidays,Movies at 10:39 AM

This app has it’s moments

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2018 at 10:39 am

Another XR in the family

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Shopping,Technology at 6:25 PM

Going from a 6 to a X will be a shock for her

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Merry Two Dots

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games,Holidays,Technology at 10:18 PM

Best iOS game ever, no?

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm

A festive office break room

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 12:38 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays,Work at 12:38 PM

Thanks, Aramark!

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Hee-haw & Merry Christmas

Posted Friday, December 14th, 2018 01:07 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Theater at 1:07 PM

I still want to hear Jim Cunningham say this at a Wild or Twins game…

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2018 at 1:07 pm

My Christmas elves

Posted Sunday, December 9th, 2018 05:09 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Shopping at 5:09 PM

Another farmer’s market tree

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

A Big River Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 10:21 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 10:21 AM

Nice job decorating, MK

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

The European Christmas Market

Posted Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 08:50 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Shopping at 8:50 PM

Still cool (literally and figuratively), but needs more variety

Originally published by DK on December 2, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Spice drops rule

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 1:49 PM

Pure sugar = pure awesome

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

They lit the tree

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Sports at 1:38 PM

Before basketball – not lit, after basketball – lit

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Week Four Update

Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 07:26 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Food,Football,Friends,Hockey,Holidays,Music,Personal at 7:26 PM

A little tardy on the latest update, but all is well. I survived a four hour therapy appointment and apparently did well enough that my speech therapist thinks I don’t need to continue with that track any longer. I had my long-awaited appointment with the ophthalmologist and received a pair of “magic glasses” that have greatly reduced the need for future eye patch use. They have optical film from 3M (see above) that utilizes prism technology to correct my double vision. My left eye is slightly crossed, but this stuff really helps correct that (and it’s so nice to have both eyes open all the time). The extra good news is that there is nothing wrong with either eye – the double vision is caused by the nerves that control the muscles that direct each eye and the doctor is optimistic that this will eventually correct itself. I will also be starting therapy next week to work specifically on eye exercises to help this process along.

In other HCMC appointment news, I met with an awesome neurologist who showed me the “before” and “after” CT scans of my brain from the day of the incident and from when they discharged me from the ICU. It was really cool technology and the way she explained it made it crystal clear how serious the situation was on October 8th (and how much improvement there was after three weeks). Have I mentioned how big a fan I am of the staff at HCMC? I’ll return there again on Friday for another CT scan that will hopefully continue the trend. That will also be Colleen’s last full day with me, as she returns to work on Monday. After that, my next big appointment will be on December 4th, when I meet with the lead neurosurgeon to discuss continued recovery plans and possibly a return to work date.

We saw both Charlie Parr and Hippo Campus at the Palace Theater with no issues from the lights or sound levels (the infamous Palace talkers are another story). On the advice of my friend TG, I picked up a pair of Vibes earplugs, which seemed to work well at the Hippo Campus show (and dampened the discussions of the people sitting near me). Saw one Wild win (Ottawa) and one Wild loss (Arizona) at the X with my uncle, also with no sensory overload issues. Stopped by the stadium for the start of the very loud Packers game, but found it totally manageable. Left that game before halftime to beat the train rush, but had a great time seeing people and delivering thank you cards.

With the Thanksgiving holiday, it was a busy week for seeing family and friends. Had lunch one day with a friend at Dark Horse and went over to the Inver Grove Heights AMC to see Ralph Breaks the Internet (which we both liked). We took my mother-in-law out on Thanksgiving Day for lunch at the original Buca di Beppo in St. Paul, then had a more traditional dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house in the Mac-Groveland area.

This will be my last “weekly update.” Truly thankful for you all – thanks for reading!

Cheers, DK

Week 3 Update
Week 2 Update
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Brains!

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Holidays in Mears

Posted Monday, November 26th, 2018 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Holidays at 2:44 PM

The park is all dressed up for December

Originally published by DK on November 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Les Nessman

Posted Friday, November 23rd, 2018 07:05 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Pop Culture,Television at 7:05 PM

I really don’t know how to describe it. It was like the turkeys mounted a counter-attack. It was almost as if they were…organized!

Originally published by DK on November 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Trick or treaters: 0, DK: 1

Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 08:01 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 8:01 PM

Secure building = I get all the candy

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2018 at 8:01 pm

Betelgeuse

Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 04:39 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 4:39 PM

I’ve seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT…

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Happy Halloween, indeed

Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 11:41 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Personal at 11:41 AM

We won’t have any kids, but so happy to be here

Originally published by DK on October 30, 2018 at 11:41 am

They’re dying to meet you

Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 10:04 am GMT -5 in Disney,Holidays at 10:04 AM

Welcome to October 2018

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Happy birthday, my friend

Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Holidays,Travel at 11:44 AM

Quick, fun trip to Vermilion to celebrate Mr. Schuster’s 50th

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2018 at 11:44 am

Pretty rare for $0.95

Posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Music,Shopping at 10:44 PM

Can’t find it on Google: totallyadult No. 10, the album network, December 5, 1995

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Better than fireworks

Posted Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 10:54 am GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 10:54 AM

My favorite thing about the Fourth

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

Happy birthday, CK ? ?

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 03:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 3:36 PM

One more until the big one…

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Happy Father’s Day

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 10:47 AM

Wish I could be in Grand Marais with you today

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

Happy birthday Jen!

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 10:47 AM

Best accountant ever

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Happy Mother’s Day, CK

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 9:24 PM

Hope Santa made it to the U on time

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm

No longer a teen ?

Posted Saturday, February 17th, 2018 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 5:22 PM

Happy birthday, SK ❤️??

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm

So. Much. Fun.

Posted Saturday, January 20th, 2018 08:58 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Holidays at 8:58 PM

The Lowertown Speakeasy was a hit

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Happy birthday, Herm

Posted Sunday, January 14th, 2018 12:08 am GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 12:08 AM

The perfect touch

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2018 at 12:08 am

Edge of Seventeen

Posted Thursday, January 11th, 2018 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 6:04 PM

It’s technically birthday week, so she gets presents

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Bill

Posted Sunday, December 24th, 2017 10:12 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 10:12 PM

What’s that new thing you got over there at food and drug?

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

@dasharez0ne understands

Posted Sunday, December 24th, 2017 11:54 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Personal,Pop Culture at 11:54 AM

Thanks, ADMIN, this year is particularly hard

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

2017 Artwork by SK

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Music at 11:44 PM

Coming to mailboxes everywhere

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm

The cookie army advances

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 11:38 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 11:38 PM

I even helped on these (a tiny bit)

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm

Biggest tree ever

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 10:49 pm GMT -5 in Holidays at 10:49 PM

Twelve footer for our 13-foot loft

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Greetings from Vienna

Posted Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays,Shopping at 11:08 PM

Or something like that

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Lowertown Holidays

Posted Friday, December 1st, 2017 09:40 pm GMT -5 in Holidays at 9:40 PM

Tree lighting (and fireworks), Union Depot

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Trees at the market

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Shopping at 3:39 PM

Back where it started

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Lights on in Rice Park

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 10:33 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Weather at 10:33 PM

Cold, but pretty

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

‘Tis the season

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 12:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays,Shopping at 12:56 PM

Explorin’

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Happy Tiki Birthday

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2017 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 1:32 PM

Birthday lunch for the old lady @ Pyscho Suzi’s

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Every day is Father’s Day

Posted Monday, June 19th, 2017 12:14 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family,Holidays at 12:14 PM

Luckiest Dad ever

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Mother’s Day 2017 @ IHOP

Posted Sunday, May 14th, 2017 12:37 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 12:37 PM

Tried the Maplewood edition

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

New rooms I’m helping build

Posted Sunday, April 16th, 2017 03:27 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Holidays at 3:27 PM

Easter @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

(Not) Doug the Pug

Posted Sunday, April 16th, 2017 01:05 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Pets at 1:05 PM

Easter with the in-laws

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

National Sibling Day

Posted Monday, April 10th, 2017 09:41 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 9:41 PM

The sisters headed to a sleepover

Originally published by DK on April 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm

Anniversary Week in Victoria

Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 01:00 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays,Travel at 1:00 AM

Last December was our 25th wedding anniversary. We hadn’t taken a real vacation since 2013, but thanks to the little windfall from Mystic Lake, that was going to change. We reviewed a lot of options from the bucket list, but weather and my work schedule limited our real choices. We could squeeze five days in between Monster Jam and the Vikings and wanted to go somewhere new (even though Florida, SoCal and Vegas were all very tempting). And the winner was…Victoria, British Columbia.

It actually was part of my bucket list (#32 – Watch the lights turn on over Victoria Harbour) and the average temps for that region in December are usually moderated by the Pacific. Unfortunately, as one local informed us, this was the first snow Victoria had seen in 20 years. It was very weird seeing green bowling lawns, flowering plants, outdoor running fountains…and small piles of snow. It stayed in the 30s (F) the whole time we were there, with a fair amount of wind to make it seem even colder. We packed appropriately, though, so it wasn’t nearly as bad as Vienna during Christmas market season.

We flew Sun Country into Seattle and rented from National’s Emerald Aisle (love both of those companies and had great experiences again this trip). TripAdvisor had great things to say about Abigail’s Hotel in Victoria (including most romantic hotel and #1 hotel in Victoria), so I booked four nights there. It was amazing – daily breakfast cooked to order, beautiful rooms and lobby, friendly staff and a central location that was an easy walk to the harbour area. They even upgraded us to a nicer room for our anniversary at no charge and left us a personalized card and gift upon arrival.

Before we got to Canada, we made a quick stop in downtown Seattle. Colleen had never been there before, while I used to go all the time when I had servers at the former Digital Forest (RIP). Pike Place Market was great, but really cold. We visited the original Starbucks and I had Beecher’s mac and cheese for the first time. After some very fresh fish and chips from Jack’s Fish Spot, we headed north on I-5 to the border. The Canadian customs agent literally asked us just two questions: 1) purpose of the trip and 2) do you have any weapons? He told us to have a great anniversary and sent us on our way.

Canada kicks ass.

We had a fairly strict schedule to follow, as we were booked on the last ferry to Swartz Bay. The entire experience on BC Ferries was super cool and we got to ride the Spirit of British Columbia going over and the Spirit of Vancouver Island coming back. They were almost identical, holding a maximum of 410 cars and 34 semis. The trip over in the dark was not nearly as scenic as the morning return on Friday (which was beautiful). A bit expensive overall, but I’m still glad we did that instead of flying straight to YYJ. It was also cool to have one of the very few cars on Vancouver Island to have foreign license plates (seriously, that was weird how almost *everyone* had BC plates in that town).

On Tuesday, we started the day by walking to the harbour area and visiting the wonderful Royal BC Museum. This place was one of the better museums we’ve seen, with a wide variety of well-done natural and human history exhibits (including some amazing First Nation artifacts) and a high-quality gift shop. We walked around the inner harbour area, checking out the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the Fairmont Empress Victoria. The Fairmont has had quite the history and one of the guides at the BC Museum had told us not to miss the pictures in the basement (which was a very good tip).

For lunch, we walked over to Victoria’s very little Chinatown on Fisgard Street and ate at Shanghai City. After that, we walked back to the hotel to get the car for a little excursion along the southern coast, which included a stop at the University of Victoria bookstore to pick up some things for MK (whose middle name is Victoria). We finished up the day with a minor league hockey game at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre, where we watched the Victoria Royals beat the Portland Winterhawks 5-1. It was super fun entertainment, with on-the-glass front row tickets all of $25 each. For all the money we saved on tickets, I ended up leaving with a new Royals jersey too.

Our actual anniversary on the fourteenth started with a driving trip along the west coast of the island. The same guide at the BC Museum told us to drive through Sooke to Port Renfrew, then turn east and go through the mountains to Lake Cowichan before returning south to Victoria. We stopped at French Beach Provincial Park, which was (of course) cold, but a beautiful mix of ferns, large trees and rocky seashore. It felt a lot like the North Shore of Lake Superior, but with salt water (and the possibility of seeing whales, which we unfortunately did not experience). The farther out we got, the more remote it seemed, but the Port Renfrew Pub in Snuggery Cove was an oasis. Great food, friendly service and some seriously frozen ferns.

The road from Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan was challenging, but nothing like the shitshow that Siri and Apple Maps pulled on me when we returned to Victoria. We had anniversary dinner reservations for The Dining Room at Butchart Gardens and we were running late. I asked Siri for the fastest route and the directions given were practically suicidal – single lane (but bidirectional traffic), switchbacks with huge vertical, ice covered surfaces, blind intersections and poor lighting all contributed to something that should have never been advised by any sane person. We eventually arrived safely in one piece, but it was stressful and basically ruined the rest of the evening.

The restaurant was nice and the gardens were decorated in Christmas lights and animated figures representing the twelve days of Christmas. They had an indoor carousel that we rode and the snow interacted with the lights in a very pretty way (even though it was bitterly cold out). We took the “normal” way back to Victoria from Butchart and were very happy to get back to the room.

On our last full day in Victoria, we started off with a visit to the Mayfair Shopping Center before looking for a fish and chip restaurant we wanted to try (Red Fish – Blue Fish, which turned out was closed for the season). Our backup was the Irish Times Pub, which was wonderful. We stopped back at the local Roots store for more goalie socks, then waited by the harbour for the lights to turn on (bucket list – check). Dinner that night was at the highly rated Pizzeria Prima Strada on Cook Street, which was good (but still no match for Punch in Minnesota, in our opinion).

Friday was a planes, trains and automobiles kind of day (with ferries instead of trains), with a very early start to catch the first ferry out of Swartz Bay. As I mentioned earlier, seeing the other smaller islands on the way back to Tsawwassen was incredibly cool. The waves were much larger that day, but the huge ferry just plowed right through them, causing surprisingly large plumes of water to deflect backwards.

We passed through U.S. Customs after about five questions and had time to stop at Tulalip Resort Casino before heading to Sea-Tac. Tulalip was a huge diappointment – it’s a beautiful property, but their gaming floor was terrible (limited game selection, with the same games over and over). The airport, however, was great – the new Sub-Pop store was a wonderful addition to my usual stop at Ivar’s for fish and chips.

Fun trip to a beautiful city, with currently favorable exchange rates…

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

Happy 19th SK

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 12:14 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Music at 12:14 PM

It’s a very purple birthday for kid one

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Belated birthday @ Tullibee

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 07:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 7:36 PM

Beautiful room, great service from Camille and a top notch steak, side and dessert 

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

What a great birthday surprise

Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 03:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays,Reading at 3:11 PM

Thank you, Mr. Skoglund – made my day 

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The Beatles

Posted Thursday, January 12th, 2017 11:17 am GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Music,Quotes at 11:17 AM

They say it’s your birthday. It’s my birthday too, yeah…

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2017 at 11:17 am

Sweet 16

Posted Thursday, January 12th, 2017 09:05 am GMT -5 in Cars,Family,Holidays at 9:05 AM

Extra special present on a special birthday 

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

Sweet 16 Bowling Party

Posted Sunday, January 8th, 2017 02:54 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Holidays,Sports at 2:54 PM

Thanks, Cedarvale

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Christmas Day 2016

Posted Sunday, December 25th, 2016 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 3:25 PM

Last Christmas in Eagan?

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Christmas Eve 2016

Posted Saturday, December 24th, 2016 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 9:56 PM

Bowling Lady and Towel Woman

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Bell ringers in Burnsville

Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2016 05:44 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Holidays at 5:44 PM

MK and friend @ Burnsville Byerlys

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm

An office holiday card

Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Football,Holidays,Links,Video,Work at 12:54 PM

http://www.vikings.com/holiday-card.html

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Happy Gnu Year

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Disney,Holidays at 2:22 PM

Jingle Cruise for December calendar

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

The 2016 Winter Concert

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 09:01 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Holidays,Music,Schools at 9:01 AM

MK @ EVHS Choir

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2016 at 9:01 am

A Very Mystic Christmas

Posted Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 07:49 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Holidays at 7:49 PM

They replaced the stadium display with this

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

A little Wes for Christmas

Posted Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 08:31 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Links,Movies at 8:31 AM

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2016 at 8:31 am

Grandma and her girls

Posted Friday, November 25th, 2016 10:58 am GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 10:58 AM

Thanksgiving 2016 in St. Paul

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2016 at 10:58 am
 

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  • Saints vs. Gary - 6/23/19
  • Twins vs. Tampa Bay - 6/25/19
  • Saints vs. Lincoln - 7/2/19
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 7/14/19
  • Saints vs. KC - 7/17/19
  • Twins vs. Oakland - 7/21/19
  • Saints All Star Game - 7/23/19
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/24/19
  • 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

  • Oak Ridge Boys - 4/18, Mystic Lake
  • Snoop Dogg - 4/26, Treasure Island
  • Garth Brooks - 5/3, USBS
  • Garth Brooks - 5/4, USBS
  • P!nk - 5/5, Xcel
  • Rock Bottom Remainders - 5/10, First Ave
  • The Minus 5 - 6/20, Turf Club
  • The Lonely Island - 6/29, Armory
  • Trampled By Turtles - 7/6, Bayfront
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO - 7/25, Xcel
  • Tenacious D - 7/30, Palace
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates - 8/28, Grandstand
  • Avett Brothers & TBT - 9/21, Treasure Island
  • The Black Keys - 9/28, Target Center