Monday, March 31, 2014

Little Trip to Minnesota!

 There was some mighty tasty treats.  The Keys Cafe has amazing cinnamon rolls.  4 of us split this one.  The icing is magnificent. 
Have you had one?
 Yesterday, we went on a Mill City Museum tour of Gold Medal Flour variety.  I had no idea that the birthplace of flour was Minnesota.  
Apparently they dumped the waste into the Mississippi River and the fish grew to grand size proportions.  This is how they discovered they could add grains  to dog and cat foods. 
I didn't know flour dust was highly combustible, more so than gun powder.  There were some nasty explosions over the years as this became understood. 
The car ride allowed for much Wrap knitting. :)
Fireman drove the most, but I was behind the wheel of the new truck for a few hours each way.  We used a fun new useful app called WAZE.  It calculates your trip and you interact with it; reporting debris on the highway, police activity, traffic etc.
It also sends a link to others if you choose, so they can see your progress on the trip.   
My sister, Michelle and her husband Jaime with the dogs; 
Dashing Dashielle and Quetzl Kathleen. 
My sister is an instructor at the Minnesota Vet school; she is an internal medicine specialist.  My brother in law is a vet also and a scientist at heart.  He studies cancers in dogs and cats.
He is also at the University of Minnesota. 

If you are inclined you can enroll your dog in some of their studies which only require a vial of their blood.  Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you some information.  You can help get them to the point where we can find a cancer answer for people and pets!

12 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Looks like a tasty trip to Minnesota. How interesting to find out new facts about flour!

Nancy said...

What fun to make a road trip and visit with family, especially this time of year. I would welcome such a diversion now to shake off the winter.

My niece and nephew used to work for General Mills - an amazing company. Now my niece works for Malt o Meal, an equally amazing company.

Katherine said...

Sounds like a great trip. Who knew that flour is so interesting? I will think about the vial of blood thing (Macy has a vet appointment next week). Cancer is one of my greatest fears for our pups. I lost my childhood Jack Russell to cancer and never want to see another dog or cat suffer from it! God bless your sister and her husband for their contribution to animal cancer research!!

Lynn said...

Oh that cinnamon roll looks good!!

And we've used Waze before!!! A couple of years back we used it during our road trip thru NC and NY. It was so much fun, telling us when there was traffic. It kept the DH busy since he is worse than the kids during road trips!!! however it did get us lost while we were driving thru NYC. It got us off the wrong exit and thankfully the DH remembered enough to figure out how to get around the city instead of THRU it!!

Judy S. said...

Our niece works for General Mills, and I believe her wedding reception was in the museum.... that cinnamon roll looks tasty, that is if the frosting didn't have cream cheese in it. Chicago is a long drive to MPLS; we've done it! How was the snow-siting?

Dee said...

Sounds like a fun trip.

I DID know about grain dust. Apparently many a silo has been reduced to rubble by an errant spark.

Araignee said...

Yummy bun. I could use one right now.
How lucky to have vets in the family. I'm such a worry wart that I would be on the phone with them all the time.

KSD said...

Then, let's start weaponizing flour!

SapphireBlue said...

Yummy cinnamon roll!

SissySees said...

We'd love to enroll. We sent Sissy's eye off for pathology purposes AND donated it to research.

Beautiful dogs and family! Flour is interesting stuff.

Donna Boucher said...

I'm so glad you could take a nice trip to Minn!!!

Donna Boucher said...

I want that cinnamon roll.

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