And, we’re back with the weekly Cross-Country Connection!
Cross-Country Connections is a biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take a picture of something in our area that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Five Minutes from Home.
From me in Minneapolis, MN:
This is the Midtown Greenway, a former railroad corridor in south Minneapolis that was transformed into a 5.5 mile-long paved bike and pedestrian path. The Greenway really is green – and quite a bit busier – when it’s not covered in snow.
From Mom in Carbondale, IL:
This is a store front in what remains of the old downtown Carbondale. Longbranch Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant and coffee shop. I have researched books for whole papers in the back room and the fact that their wi-fi is sketchy is a plus. Food usually makes you forget that there’s no meat involved.
From Erin in Bellingham, WA:
This is a view that I see every time I leave my apartment complex: The Canadian Rockies (Ralph thinks these are the “Golden Ears” peaks of Mt. Blanchard, but I think that’s too far away to be possible). It’s a little silly, but I’m still astounded by how close I am to Canada. These peaks are probably 50-70 miles away and they look like I could walk to the foothills of them (Additionally, note the clear blue sky… in the Pacific Northwest… in January. Color me shocked).