Birding Cuba

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Planning our Cuban Adventure

Planning our Cuban Adventure

Tina and I have paid a deposit to hold a spot on a spring 2016 birding adventure to Cuba.  I have wanted to visit Cuba since the 1960's when I discovered cars.  A friend and local birder, Dr. Bob Holtz has put together a 10 day trip visiting Cuba's Western Mountains,...

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New Venues in town

New Venues in town

Jeff helps produce a monthly variety show in White Bear Lake for GTN16 and told us about two new venues in the area, the Valhalla Ale House and the Alchemist Liquor Lounge.

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Day 8 – Winona to New Albin, Iowa

Day 8 – Winona to New Albin, Iowa – 58 miles Highlights today – This is our second hilliest day with a change in elevation of 3,910. Be prepared for our biggest hill today when we turn onto County Road 3 on our way to Great River Bluffs State Park. Visit Winona’s...

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Day 7 – Red Wing to Winona

Day 7 – Red Wing to Winona – 70 miles Highlights today – The bluffs continue as we enjoy amazing views of the river and have our hilliest day with a total of 4,727 feet of up and down elevation change. View Lock and Dam #4 and #5, sit and enjoy Lake Pepin, visit Pepin...

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Day 6 – St. Paul to Red Wing

Day 5 – St. Paul to Red Wing – 55 miles Highlights today – National Park Service ribbon cutting for the MRT within MNRRA, cross the 525 foot longest free standing, tied-arch span bridge in Hastings, the “hills” part of the trip begins as we reach the bluff country,...

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Enjoying the Adventure

Ben & Tina, Christmas 2016

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