Molly's Journey to the West

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This is Eloise Butler’s native prairie, which is full of wildflowers and bumblebees! Hello friends, good news! I am officially a published writer. A start-up organization called RootsRated has hired me to write about the hiking trails near Minneapolis. They are a great resource if you are in a new city and want to find a good local hiking trail or restaurant. My first article is about The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden… Read More

Hello friends, Summer is in full swing and you know why? Because Movie-in-the-Park is back and there are 122 outdoor movies to go to! THRILLIST compiled a convenient list of all the showings; here’s the link. There is also Music-in-the-park happening all over the city and it feels like its happening everyday. Just two days ago, I was bicycling with my roommate and we found a concert near the Stone Arch Bridge…. Read More

A path within the Mazomani Trail at the Louisville Swamp Hello friends, The coolness of Spring is ending and the hot, muggy days of Summer are just beginning here in Minneapolis. Also, Happy late-Memorial Day, I hope you all took advantage of the long weekend. I had to work on one of the days, so I took full advantage of the other two. The first day, I bought flowers, biked to Lakewood… Read More

My friend, Anka, posing on Lake Superior Hello friends, as always, I hope you are all doing well. For me, these last couple weeks have been jam packed with fun activities. In my last post, I mentioned that I was planning on going to the Apostle Island Sea Caves up near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Well, I did go and I decided to make it into a 2 day trip. The drive to Bayfield… Read More

Frozen Willow Falls with my brother and sister. I hiked here with my brother last year too. I was happy to bring my twin sister along this time to hike in the beautiful Willow Falls State Park. Hello friends, I hope all of you are taking care of yourselves. I have some good news! In late April, there is an Outdoor Adventure Expo hosted by Midwest Mountaineering, an outdoor equipment store, in… Read More

Hello friends, sorry for the hiatus. I have been very busy with the holidays and moving into my new house. Better late than never, so I wish you all a be-lated Happy New Year! Christmas for the O’Connor family was a hoot. We hosted a friend of my sister’s from China. Her name is Mengnan and we did everything in our power to make her first-ever Christmas unforgettable. We cooked lots of… Read More

The Minneapolis cityscape from the UoM campus. Hello friends, I hope all is well. I haven’t done too much traveling this month, but I’ve kept busy by delving into my other hobbies. Mostly, i have been bicycling and playing ultimate frisbee. I also found a job! I’ll be a Recreation Specialist for Minneapolis Park and Rec. I’m happy to have a job, especially one where I can play with children. Other than that,… Read More

Hello friends, I am back home in Minnesota. I arrived 3 days ago. As I write, I am sitting in my family’s porch, enjoying the view of the lake. It’s a sunny, hot morning. I can hear the bees flying about, foraging for pollen and nectar. The birds are chirping and the red-wing-black-birds are squawking. I can also hear crickets and frogs. These are the benefits of living next to a marsh… Read More