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My better late than never photoblog on Blue Mounds State Park, visited back in November.
Blue Mounds State Park is located in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, near the city of Luverne (hometown of National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg!) A huge feature in the park is a 100 foot Sioux quartzite cliff rising from the open prairie. The cliff appeared blue to settlers going west in the 1860s and 1870s, which is how the park got it’s name.
At the Mound’s southern end is a 1,250 foot line of rocks aligned in a east-west direction. Who built it and why is unknown, but on the first day of spring and fall the sunrise and sunset are lined up on this stone alignment.
There is also a small herd of bison living within the park boundaries. Local rumors say that the Plains Indians used to stampede the bison off of the park’s cliff, though no evidence exists today to prove this claim. Sadly I did not see any of the park’s bison on my visit.
And now here’s my second photo blog from my Week of Adam. As fantastic as the Denver show was, Vegas is hands down the best Adam Lambert concert I’ve ever been to, period. General Admission crowds are just at a whole ‘nother level of awesome! We arrived to the queue at 9:30am, and ended up being the only ones in line for regular GA until almost 2pm! Unfortunately there were over 200 (!!!) Early Entry VIPs for this show, so in the end I was still 3 or 4 rows back. I lucked out as everyone in front of me was shorter than me (perks of being a 6 foot tall chick I guess lol) but still. Someday, Adam. Someday I will finally get to see you from the front row.
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The Original High Tour
April 1, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada