Thursday, November 1, 2012

Friday Fun: Minnesota Style, Taylors Falls, MN

I'm finally sharing my long-promised pictures of the beautiful Taylors Falls, Minnesota! I apologize, but life just kind of took over for a couple of weeks as I was on a deadline. This writing journey is definitely a learning experience and next time I have a deadline I'll be a little more prepared for it (I hope!).

A few weeks ago my husband and I took our daughters to Taylors Falls, Minnesota, which is in the southeastern portion of our state on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border on the St. Croix River. We went to see one of the oldest homes there, the Folsom House, built in the early 1850's when Minnesota was still a territory.

Here are the pictures we took of Taylors Falls. It is such an incredibly beautiful town and one we want to go back to over and over again.

The oldest standing public school house in Minnesota

The original jail

The Taylors Falls Queen Paddle Boat

My girls in Wisconsin :)

Looking at Wisconsin from Minnesota

The town is built into the river vally

The St. Croix River

The houses are so quaint

A lot of the original homes were built in the Greek Revival
style so popular in Minnesota in the 1850's & 1860's

A church built in 1861 and still being used
What about you? What town would you go back to over and over again?


  1. Taylors Fall sounds like a great place to visit. I love the pictures.

  2. Keli - we had so much fun! It is a great place to visit and close enough for us to go back to. :)

    Julie - thank you!

  3. Great pictures, Gabrielle! I have a feeling some new story ideas could be brewing from that trip. :)

  4. Sarah - you have no idea! :) I love being inspired by real people and places - and then figuring out how I can weave it into a great story!

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