Fitness Paradise

Today and every day I get to go workout and go swimming! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Fun pool

I love to swim!

Rec center

I joined our local community recreation center!

Nice folks

The recreation center director was kind enough to have one of the employees give my husband and I the grand tour.

The swimming pool is huge

Spin classes. a specially treated comfy walking track, a giant pool and exercise equipment, all at our disposal!

Then dessert

All that swimming made me hungry!

Freaque’s Guitarist’s Unique Techniques

Last night hubby & I went out for some live music.๐ŸŽถ

The group “Freaque” was made up of one singer & 3 musicians that accompanied on a variety of instruments.

It was all original music mainly composed and song by the lead singer Gabriel Roderick.

I was very much impressed with the unique guitar technique with the metal rod on the strings.

The Freaque band plays around Minneapolis

The lead singer calls his brand of song-writing dirt-folk.

https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2019/08/29/dirt-folk-hero-freaque-shines-a-light-on-darkness

Fun with me & Jim also a music group ๐ŸŽถ

The Wonderful World of Domeiers German Store

Me and Jim at Domeiers

As many of you know I do a weekly radio show called, “Music from Germany.”

https://knuj.net/2022/06/05/music-from-germany-june-5/

It’s brought to you by Domeiers New Ulm’s German Store!

Hubby in front of Domeiers

Domeierโ€™s is a unique store located at 1020 South Minnesota Street in my hometown of New Ulm, MN!

Tasty and unique treats ๐Ÿ˜‹

It’s always a nice walk from my house to the wonderful world of Domeiers German Store!

I bring plastic sacks for the in-house dog, Charlie a darling Beagle boy!

Municipal Band Music

Our New Ulm Municipal Band

We really enjoyed the sounds of our Municipal band last night!

Brass band sounds

My favourite was the medley from Meredith Wilson’s, “The Music Man.”

I found out Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are performing that Hollywood musical on Broadway!

https://youtu.be/pNEqdosDCBY

Molly and Sonny Boy

My own music duo Molly and Sonny Boy (me and hubby Jim) will be performing here at German Park on June 20, 2022!

Here is a sample of our original music!

https://youtu.be/XUhvm5GSq-o

Our Ambassadors

The Concord Singers

We have an all-male vocal group in New Ulm called the Concord Singers.

Their title is New Ulmโ€™s Ambassadors of Goodwill.

https://concordsingers.com/

Last night we went to hear them perform at German Park.

Fun German Songs

The group has been in the area for over 90 years

It’s a nod to our German Heritage here in my hometown of New Ulm, Minnesota!

Each summer the Concord Singers are a part of an annual celebration called Bavarian Blast.

https://www.bavarianblast.com/

Clap along ๐Ÿ‘

Better than Winter

Looking out my kitchen window

It was a long-time coming, but it looks like Spring has finally sprung!

To celebrate the joys of warmer weather, I brought home a stunningly beautiful Hydrangea plant.

A flowering Hydrangea plant
Beautuful Hydrangea ๐Ÿ˜

They say being here in Minnesota is like living 6 months in Eden, and 6 months on Mars!

Well then, hypothetically-speaking, it looks like being here in May through October will be better than Winter!

The fountain is up and running now!

The ground breaking for Highway 14 improvements in Minnesota

2 Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith pictured

This morning at 9 AM there was a groundbreaking in Courtland, Minnesota for the new highway 14 improvement project.

I played scout reporter and video taped the entire thing here.

I got my picture taken with another Amy

Author Amy Zents and State Senator Amy Klobuchar
Talk to you soon!!
4/19/2022 Courtland, MN USA

When it’s Springtime in Minnesota

Today was a glorious day! 68 degrees Fahrenheit, or 20 degrees Celsius, and a nice, cool breeze.

You never know what kind of weather you will get in Minnesota, especially in the Spring.

You never know if you will get a snow storm or a heat wave. Minnesota weather has a mind of it’s own.

On days like today when the weather is perfect, you feel like having a party!

Yesterday my Poodle Cole turned 13 years old. To me he is still a puppy, full of pep, and joie de vivre!

I just took him, and the Pomeranian out for a walk in the beautiful sunshine.

Perhaps later on I will get the motivation to finally mow the front and back lawn!

Tonight we must celebrate Spring in Minnesota because days like this don’t come every day!