Buttercup enjoying St. Paul, MN
This year I want to continue to see America. There are still eight states I haven't visited and I definitely want to try to get to one of them. Instead of focusing on the yet-unseen states I decided to write about one of the places I have visited, beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota, and tell you a little bit about why I enjoy travel so much.
I love the going, but I also love the planning. I am a careful planner and like to choose where I will be staying. For hotels in St Paul MN this is a great website to look at. I lean to the classic hotel when possible. I loved staying at The Saint Paul Hotel, which dates to the nineteenth century and is in downtown St. Paul.
Ironically, as much as I am a planner I also love discovery. I had done a lot of research before I traveled to Minnesota and had a number of places to visit on my list. And as much as I enjoyed the places on my list, the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis and the Guthrie Center, one of my best discoveries and favorite memories and definitely favorite set of photos are the statues of the characters from "Peanuts" in St. Paul. They honor "Peanuts" creator, Charles Schulz, who grew up in St. Paul.
When I was growing up reading "Peanuts" was one of my great pleasures. It was the first comic I read in the paper every day and my dear friend, K. and I often still exchange cards with the "Peanuts" characters for holidays. It's rare that Halloween goes by without a card featuring the Great Pumpkin.
Linus and Sally
I visited St. Paul almost six years ago and only spent a long weekend there -- too short a visit -- but looking at these photos reminds of how much I enjoyed my visit and also of how much fun the discoveries of travel are. Sometimes you turn a corner and there's a cute restaurant or store, or a flock of sheep or if you're really lucky, you come face to face with some of your favorite folks from the world of imagination, as I did in St. Paul.
What are some of your favorite memories of discovery from trips that you've taken?
This is a sponsored post, however, all the points and views are my own.