Celebrate . . . . PIE!

I love an incredible piece of pie. Doesn’t the world always need more pie? I love that saying, and that mission is an incredible idea – spreading joy with pie!

January 23 is ‘National Pie Day‘. Each year on January 23, pie is celebrated – yum!

American Pie Council – Great American Pie Festival

Lecompte Pie Festival – Louisiana

Pie Festival – Pie Town, New Mexico

Whoopie Pie Festival – Pennsylvania

Cafe, Stores, Brands

Betty’s Pies

..and if you are in the Los Angeles area – oh well, they now ship, I guess – check out Porch Pies. If I ever visit LA again, I plan to check them out.

More will probably be added to this post at a later date. I really, really love pie! ; )


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Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors MN 55616

Directions: On Minn. State Hwy. 61, 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors. Map

Phone 218-226-6372

Email: splitrock@mnhs.org

Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

Hours: Summer Hours: May 15 through Oct. 21, 2012; daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Visitor Center until 6:30 p.m.

Winter Hours: Oct. 16 through May 15, 2012; Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. (Visitor Center, Museum Store and grounds only. No admission fee is charged, but a State Park vehicle permit is required.) Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Go to Split Rock Lighthouse website


View events happening at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Split Rock Lighthouse Open House

Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors MN

Dates: June 8, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fee: Free

Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota’s North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse and State Park. Admission is FREE to both the Lighthouse and the State Park. Tour the light station, keepers house and fog signal building. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the North Shore’s tourism and commercial fishing industries, and view a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior.

Photo Ops: http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/srl/photoOps.htm

Lighthouse & Keeper’s House

Guided tours of the light station leave from the visitor center at the top of the hour. Visitors can also tour the site and climb the lighthouse on their own.

Costumed guides in the lighthouse and the keeper’s home show what life was like for the light keepers and their families in the early 1920’s.

Four of the historic buildings are open to visitors:

  • lighthouse
  • fog signal building
  • oil house
  • keeper’s restored home

Lake Superior’s North Shore

The North Shore Scenic Drive is Minnesota’s only All-American Roadway and is a destination in itself.

State Parks

North Shore Attractions