Thursday, November 16, 2006

My Destination!


When I was without a camera, several weeks ago I was surprised to see this bus on the streets of St. Paul. While sitting in a café on Wednesday, it rolled by. I grabbed my camera and chased it. Why? Because I'll be leaving for a 3 months stay in Mazatlán on January 7, I wanted something to show my friends in México (and you, too!). I've eaten in the restaurant shown on the bus, located in El Centro, the old section where I'll be staying for three months. If all goes well, I'll be blogging, but without internet in my rental, I'll have to be creative. Can't wait to hit the beach! (For two more views of this fabulous bus, click here.

Today in MN History:-1854- The preparatory (or high school) department of what is now Hamline University opens for business in Red Wing. Named for Leonidas L. Hamline, a Methodist bishop, the school suspends operations in 1869 and reopens in St. Paul in 1880, but its original founding date makes it the oldest college in the state. (Historical information: mnhs.org)

17 comments:

  1. Ohhh Kate. I hope you will have internet access. I'll certainly miss your St Paul photos but Mexico photos would be good too.

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  3. Can I go with you? Please, please, please, please?

    The beach sounds perfect right now.

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  4. voila un beau voyage qui se prepare et grace à ce bus, tu en as un avant gout.


    veiled a beautiful voyage which prepares and thanks to this bus, you have some before taste.

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  5. have a nice trip...

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  6. If that were a magic bus, you could get on and immediately be in Mazatlan. I do so love the idea of teletransportation and wish some physicist would "invent" that before too long.

    If you're wireless, perhaps you can find a wireless cafe there. Is that what you're hoping?

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  7. For a moment I thought they were featuring one of those cute triangle buildings in your pictures. Don't you there quitting on us.-)Hey, have a great time and enjoy.

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  8. 3 Months? WOW! That'll be quite an experience. yeah, I hope you have internet access too. Then you can show us what you see.

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  9. The internet situation will be a challenge for me. But, with the help of my friends there I should be able to post with some regularity. And, Carlos, I hadn't thought about it--it is a Triangle Building on the bus; can't escape them, I guess!! There's so much to photograph there!! 52 more days!!

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  10. sure Mazaztlán looks like a paradise =)

    i'm glad to hear about your 3 months stay in Mexico and hopefully yoy'll be able to keep in touch with DP family.

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  11. January is just around the corner. I hope you figure out the posting challenge. Maybe even start a Mazatlan daily photo blog.

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  12. Oh, lucky you! 3 whole months. It will be great to see photos from there and hear about your days. I must say, blogging on vacation is great. I had wireless in Paris in the apartment where I stayed in May (neighbors, thankfully, had non-secure access), and at the end of each day, I came home and posted photos. It's a great way to reflect on your daily experiences!

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  13. have a wonderfull trip ....hope u get internet access and keep posting photos ....looking forward to the photos from Mexico....!

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  14. I knew the Methodists started HU, but I didn't realize it was one Mr Hamline. I have seen photos of the original Red Wing building/campus, I think in the Old Library part of the lecture building - the Philosophy department (back then, two professors!) offices were there. From memory, Hamline might have been the first college in the US to have Chinese exchange students and that would have been around 79/80, but that could have been a qualified "first". Thanks, Kate!

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  15. 3 months in the Mexican sun instead of Minnespta winter? Hmm, now why would you want to do that????????

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  16. Wow, 3 months away!
    Wishing you a splendid time over there!

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  17. Great pictures y Bienvenida a Mexico Lindo y Querido (words of a Mexican song).

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