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A day in Red Wing MN

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yesterday was the perfect day for a long drive and a long walk to go with it. We had joined a wine club back a few months ago so we had to go to Hasting's MN to pick up our 6 bottles from the Vineyard that I posted a blog about a few weeks ago. Hastings in 1/2 way between the cities and Red Wing so we thought we would make a day of it and go exploring in Red Wing.
Here are some of the great photos that we took along the way. It was cool but sunny.

The mighty Mississippi

A former train station, now a historic part of the city and museum.

a perfect day for a walk in the park.

A veterans war memorial

A gorgeous flower bed

The historic St. James Hotel entrance.

As we were wondering along, we came upon the Sheldon Theatre. We had passed
this theatre by in the past, but today we stopped in and asked if we could see the inside.
I am so glad we did, the gentleman turned on the lights for us and we were able to see this beautiful theatre that was built in 1904 and was described as a "jewel box" Truly that is what it looked like. Gorgeous would not even begin to describe it. The seats were all red crush velvet and the stage and ceiling were old fashioned with balcony's. Here are a few pics that capture just a little of the beauty of it.

It was time for lunch after this and so we stopped at Liberty's which is older restaurant
just off of Main Street.
While we were sitting and relaxing, my husband was looking out the windows and noticed that it looked like people were climbing the bluffs that look out over Red Wing. He told me he debated for at least 10 minutes as to whether he should tell me because he knew that I would want to climb them if he let me know. Well, against his better judgement, he did indeed tell me and of course the first thing I said is, "oh, we should go!"
So we asked the waitress how to get there and off we went! It is a pretty steep climb and quite a path to maneuver through and we did get off the main path a couple of times and had to back track, but it was worth it in the end! Here are a few pics of the beauty that we were blessed with during and at the end of the bluff!

And now just a couple more beautiful pictures of Red Wing.

The Court House

A beautiful mural painted on the side of a building.
Thanks for joining me for a day in Red Wing, MN!
Have a great Sunday and keep on sparking!

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    How many wonderful memories this brings back. When we lived in Hastings, our favorite quick get away was Red Wing! We loved the antique shops, the plant nursery, the historic buildings, the coffee shops, etc. I never did climb the bluff...thank you for giving me the walking tour. Beautiful!

    2011 days ago
    What a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing it with us!
    2020 days ago
    I've had Red Wing on my list of places to see. Thanks for sharing your photos. Now I'm definately going there.
    2023 days ago
    awesome tour and lovely pics and I love your sense of adventure and so glad husband went with you . a couple that climbs mountains together that is special
    2023 days ago
    What a lovely place Red Wing is. I liked that old theater. The view from your climb was nice also. It sounds like a perfect day! I enjoyed seeing it.
    2024 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    emoticon emoticon for all the emoticon emoticon
    2025 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I love Red Wing, a beautiful place to go for a nice day of exploring. I have never been in the theater, it sure does look like something to see. Glad you shared all your pictures, now I want to take a ride to Red Wing some du again.
    2025 days ago
    Oh la la Holly, what a perfect day! This theater made me want to be there! Do they still have concerts or plays there nowadays or is it more like a museum? It is so beautiful!!! And I am really glad you climbed all the way to the top of the hill... what a gorgeous view! Such a reward! I have a big smile on my face after seeing all these beautiful sights and pictures, thank you!!!
    2025 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! You look great by the way! Sounds like you had a terrific time!
    2025 days ago
    Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like you and your honey have a wonderful day in Red Wing, MN!
    Thanks for sharing your day! "Love it!" I hope you and your honey enjoy your Sunday!
    Hugs and love,
    2025 days ago
    Beautiful photos, beautiful sights, beautiful couple! I admire you for living the good life for real, getting out and going places, doing things, being spontaneous. You must be incredibly happy!
    2025 days ago
    I love your picturesque trips and photos you share with us. They are emoticon and bring a smile and relaxing time when watching them.

    2025 days ago
    Beautiful photos! The theatre is stunning. It must have been breath taking to be there. Looks like you had a really wonderful day, and got in some exercise to boot. {And I"m sure coming home with some wine was a nice cherry on the good-day sundae!}

    Hope you're having a great Sunday!
    2025 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14915039
    Love that adventure in you both ! Wow , what a lovely day indeed . Nice day to spend together after the reception the night prior - I also enjoy the Wine Clubs and the Winery's emoticon .
    That old theater is beautiful , nice that they let you in to see - I love places like that - so intriguing as to who and what transpired in those old theaters - I would image some really wonderful performances with well dressed ladies and gents emoticon - perhaps a ghost or two emoticon
    Both of you look guys look great - Happy Sunday - Off to the pumpkin patch emoticon emoticon just like a little kid - love you , k
    2025 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2014 1:22:15 PM
    Wow---awesome and you did the climb! emoticon and wonderful pictures; looked like one fun day!
    2025 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13354694
    Simply beautiful!!! emoticon for sharing emoticon
    2025 days ago
    Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing your trip! That looked like a fun day all around! :)
    2025 days ago
    Beautiful pictures!
    2025 days ago
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