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Land Shark

Land Shark

The mighty Land Shark of Hot Sam’s looms over Interstate 35 keeping a watchful eye on the morning commuters. I wonder what stories this beast has, was it from a carnival? Who starts their day saying ‘I’m making a shark that fits on a trailer today!’?

Submarine on Interstate 35W

Submarine on Interstate 35W

This is how I found Hot Sam’s. Come on, could you drive past this and not turn back?

Finding Nemo Car in the Woods

Finding Nemo Car in the Woods

I think Nemo wants to explore Hot Sam’s Antiques…

Plane Crash

Plane Crash

My adventures at a unique Minnesota Mystery spot continues… What would you think if you found this scene in a Minnesota prairie?

Petticoat Junction

Petticoat Junction

The adventure continues through the oddities of Minnesota. Did you know that Petticoat Junction is here in our fair state?

Remebering Don

Remebering Don

I went to the Como Zoo & Conservatory with my Cousin Jenny to see the animals. I tend to forget that we have a zoo right here in the big city. This statue of a gorilla named Don, who was a guess a bit of a star back in the day. Now he sits immortalized outside the primate building giving a side-long glace at the patrons as they shuffle past. Something about a bronze gorilla in the snow…

One Nation, Under Surveillance

One Nation, Under Surveillance

Happy Fourth of July! Have fun, but be safe, ’cause we’re watching you.

Colorful Street

Colorful Street

The city of Minneapolis has added ‘green’ bike lanes and by green, I mean they painted the whole lane green. Very strange. Not a color you usually see on a street. Reminds me of the movie ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ where Audrey dreams of a house with a painted green concrete lawn. Oh yes, have you ever noticed that when the city opens a manhole, they never put it back so it lines up with how it was painted?

Black Friday Savings

Black Friday Savings

Just a little something for those of you who get up early for this day of savings. I however, am staying in bed.

Amphicar at Lake Calhoun

Amphicar at Lake Calhoun

These cars we built in Germany from 1961-65, they didn’t sell as well as the company hoped, but of the 4000 sold, over 700 of them are still in use. Pretty neat little toy, just perfect for the land of 10,000 lakes (actually 11,842). One of my clients, painter Carl Bretzke has one and has painted it; you can see it here along with his other paintings.