Moorhead, MN’s Bluestem Amphitheater – A Top Concert Venue

Within the last eight years, the music scene in Fargo-Moorhead has experienced a renaissance with live music shows becoming the norm rather than the exception. As more regional and national acts have been coming to perform in the area, the number of music venues available has exploded.  The best music venue in the area by far is the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, Minnesota. Nestled along the Red River directly across from North Dakota, the Bluestem is home to a summer musical performed by students at the Trollwood Performing Arts School. When the musical isn't taking the stage, national acts are scheduled to perform that have included Boys 2 Men, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Currington, O.A.R., Cheap Trick and more. 

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Maple Syrup Festival – Is There Anything More Minnesotan?

Minnesota is known for it's cold weather and it's snowy winters. Northern Minnesota even more-so (yeah ya betcha). But this winter is one for the books - it feels like it has gone on forever and will never end. During April we're usually putting all of our winter shovels, snowblowers, and boots away. Instead, we're still ice fishing and counting on snow plows to get us to work.  But it's April and it's time to get out of the house before we go insane. That's why Russ and I decided to check out the annual Maple Syrup Festival in Vergas (not to be confused with Vegas), Minnesota. We're usually so busy this time of year switching between cold and warm seasons that we don't have time to head out of town for a Saturday.  The Maple Syrup Festival is the epitome of Minnesota. When we arrived in Vergas, every sign in town welcomed us to the festival.

Fishing on Lake Lida, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

The 4th of July holiday means one thing in my house - fishing! We book our camping spot months in advance to ensure we get the exact location we want and get ready for a long weekend of camping, fishing, and exploring the area around Maplewood State Park. If you've ever been to Pelican Rapids, … Continue reading Fishing on Lake Lida, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

A weekend in lakes country Minnesota

Pequot Lakes MN

My parents are time share owners with Sheraton Vistana so they were able to use their week vacation at a Breezy Point condo. where we joined them for the long Memorial Day weekend. Settled in the heart of Minnesota, the Brainerd, Baxter, and Pequot Lakes area is home to countless lakes and activities offering a wide … Continue reading A weekend in lakes country Minnesota