Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A big, flatbed truck on Second Street

With such cold weather, I’m sure that there are many stalled vehicles that need to be brought to local auto shops.

A cold wave of - 6 air temperature and - 25 wind chill closed the Rainbow Center.

It is better to close the Rainbow Center and keep senior citizens and center employees safe at their homes and apartments, rather than to risk their health going out in such cold weather.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

This game will be played 7:30 PM Central Time, December 23 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.  This should be a great day for both Packers and Viking fans.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Lakewalk smashed by the storm

This part of the Lakewalk was hit hard, washing away the wooden deck, which I expected from a powerful storm.  But the concrete foundation strengthened with reinforcing bar for the deck was also washed away, which I didn’t expect.

A different view of the same ruined foundation.  I am amazed at how much force it took to bend the reinforcing bar like that.

Image was taken looking towards the Aerial Lift Bridge, with another Road Closed sign in the foreground.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

More documented damage the storm did to Duluth’s Lakewalk

This is what was a wooden platform and concrete footing for an interpretive sign.

This is a closer look at the power of moving water.  Please notice the striped patterns created on the deck support beams, made by sunlight shining through the deck boards.

The sturdy metal sign, constructed to resist mindless vandalism and metal theft as it was in the winter of 2014.  You never know when a photo you took years ago will become useful to you.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Duluth Lakewalk in Canal Park: Storm damage

A strong October 2017 storm ripped up the boardwalk and covered the bicycle trail with sand and rocks.

I suppose the city doesn’t have “sidewalk closed” signs available.

This sign is nowhere near an actual road.

Monday, December 18, 2017

King Manor Buy a basket Co-Op for December 2017

The vegetable basket for five dollars

The fruit basket for five dollars

The fruit basket with a Christmas background

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Twin Cities tour bus at Bentleyville

Imagine paying to sit for a six hour round trip from the Twin Cities to Duluth and back again, to tour America's largest free walk through lighting display.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

More good memories from the Bentleyville “Tour of Lights”

The streak of light is the Pier B Resort’s Christmas wagon towed by a tractor.

The Biggest Christmas tree I have ever seen with my own eyes!

Nice reflections on a Bentleyville micro-truck back window.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nighttime at Bentleyville

Now that is one impressive sign!

These are three green and two blue trees for you.

Someone decorated a small tree, showing that something small puts a smile on my face.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” 2017

A nice promotional sign, simple and effective to get the message to the viewer

One of the side tunnels of light connecting a parking lot to the main path

The very impressive entrance arches to the center of Bentleyville

Monday, December 4, 2017

My proposed Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad bypass of Mud Lake

Here is my proposed bypass that would save the Munger Landing to Steelton route for future generations, while bypassing any of the toxic cleanups in and around Mud Lake.  In the future, this route could add variety for Lake Superior & Mississippi riders, as their train could use the lakeside, Mud Lake route southbound, and then take the inland, Steelton route northbound.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The King Manor Residents’ Club has started putting up our posters.

Linda Erdahl had her support staff at her office make really nice color, 11 x 17" laminated posters - 4 copies. The dates can be written on it each month with a dry erase marker. She gave my club a marker for adding new dates each month.

I ran out of black ink in my printer.  So, I had handwritten this poster for the King Manor Buy a Basket Co-Op.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

This nighttime photo was taken inside the pedestrian bridge above West Michigan Street and in close proximity to South 4th Ave West.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Thanksgiving dinner came in a white, paper bag

I am grateful to have this meal.  However, I know it is not quite the Thanksgiving dinners that I remember from my youth!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Food Baskets distribution at the King Manor Co-Op for November 20, 2017

This is a heart-healthy fruit basket.

This is a heart-healthy vegetable basket.

Here are the photos that illustrate what five dollars per basket can buy in 2017 dollars.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Brunch at King Manor

This is a very good meal for one dollar!

And now, here is a photograph with the fork on the left side of the plate, for my left-handed audience.

The only thing that I can think of that would make this meal even better would be to eat it while watching a new episode of My Little Pony:  Friendship is Magic!  But, I must wait several more months to watch the start of season eight of Hasbro’s greatest cartoon!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday Brunch at King Manor apartments

Brunch is one dollar for residents and two dollars for guests.

It will be held in the fourth floor dining room from ten AM to eleven AM.

These are the waffle toppings I bought for our Saturday Brunch!

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Kindness Rocks Project at UMD, Part 2

I found this other semicircle of Kindness Rocks around the south column of the front entrance to the UMD Kirby Plaza Transit Hub.

Was creating these Kindness Rocks a class project or a club project?

I’m amazed that the smaller things in life often have the biggest ability to improve the quality of your life.

One of my favorite quotes, not shown here, is “You don't have to be perfect to be amazing.”

Sunday, November 12, 2017

I discovered an excellent example of “The Kindness Rocks Project” in Duluth, Minnesota

I found this semicircle of Kindness Rocks around the north column of the front entrance to the UMD Kirby Plaza Transit Hub.

This entrance is located between the Street Level Stores and the Food Court.

Someone must love tacos to place their love for these  crisp fried corn tortillas upon their Kindness Rock.

Here is the address to the “The Kindness Rocks Project”, http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/