A series exploring the best outdoor experiences in the Twin Cities:
Riding With The River
This stalwart mountain biking standby traces a sinuous and distractingly scenic line along the bluffs of the Minnesota River. Get river valley views, wildlife-packed ravines, and creek-hopping fun on this 6-mile out-and-back romp.
The Twin Cities metro is known for its love of dogs – there are over 20 off-leash dog parks in the area, not to mention the dozens of dog-friendly patios and get-togethers. But what exactly are the rules when it comes to pooches and parties? Is it okay to bring your four-legged friend to brunch? Read on for some common dog etiquette questions and find out the answers to your burning questions!
A few weekends ago, my mother and I went on a hunt for some garage sales. The weather was perfect, it was the beginning of the weekend, and our hopes were high. HUGE SALE a sign read, and MULTIFAMILY YARD SALE – LOTS OF STUFF read another. COME BUY ALL OUR AWESOME STUFF. We were getting excited. As we followed the signs, however, we began to feel a little confused. The signs used for what seemed to be the same sale were of varying colors and styles. Did we miss a sign? Are these all different sales? Some signs were positioned on the opposite side of the road as the direction we were supposed to turn. Should I take a left here? Or is it on the right? I can’t see the arrow! Agh, it’s the left! I wonder how many car accidents have occurred due to last-minute garage sale swerves.
Free unstructured play time is an important part of childhood, but kids don’t need expensive toys to realize the benefits of play. Let your kids exercise their creativity and develop their dexterity by providing access to some of the items below. But before you visit the hardware store – or raid your garage – be sure to take into consideration what would be developmentally appropriate and safe for your child.