Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can have a town, why don’t you take it. You’re going to make it after all.

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It’s no secret that I’ve been dying to take a vacation.  I’d do anything to get on a plane right now.  This time last year, I was thinking about taking a train someplace, but that fell through once I realized how long it actually takes to get anywhere.  It just wasn’t feasible.   

At this point in time, I have plans to board a train and head south to Portland in May, but that still doesn’t solve the plane issue.

Luckily, I have made a few very warm, welcoming and enthusiastic friends from the MidWest.  Dawn has invited me to stay with her if I ever want to visit St. Paul and she even went to the trouble of creating a list of things to do and see in the area.  Rachel endorsed Dawn’s idea for a visit to some place called Cafe Latte and Sarah promised me (via text) that she’d "do everything in her power" to make the trip from SoDak.

I’ve always had a little soft spot, vague curiousity about Minnesota.  I think it goes back to when the Stars played there and I was a big fan.  Now, more than anything else (aside from the girls – and I’ve still never been to or even seen a Chipotle), I want to visit the Mary Tyler Moore statue.  Is that weird?

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23 Responses to “Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can have a town, why don’t you take it. You’re going to make it after all.”

  1. dawmarie Says:

    That’s not weird at all. And I know that Toni would be around too, so long as you know, she wasn’t in Italy. . .

  2. Grady Says:

    Wow. I didn’t even know Mary Tyler Moore had a statue.

  3. SherBears Says:

    I don’t think it’s weird, there’s something eerily fascinating about Mary Tyler Moore in bronze.

    I’m still trying to figure out how to afford both your plane ticket and the hospital bill. Maybe I should start a blogathon…

  4. mrsmogul Says:

    I didn;t know MARY TYLER MOORE HAD A STATUE! DUH!! Thanks for posting the pic! I used to love the show when I was a kid! I dont know if they play the shows on tv now?

  5. Erin Says:

    Hey – you are MORE than welcome here in sunny North Carolina!! Feel free to pop on down anytime, my door is always open to you!

    We have great Mexican restaurants with lots of Chipotle stuff, lol. I don’t eat Mexican per se, but I would be willing to do it for you 🙂

  6. Grady Says:

    There’s something about Mexican food in BC or Minnesota that just doesn’t seem right. I am not saying it’s not good, but it doesnt seem right.

    I guess Mexican in Philadelphia doesn’t seem as wrong but is probably not all the right either.

    Hell, the best Chinese restaurant I ever ate at was in Rapid City SD, and we have some great places in Chinatown…

  7. QueenieCarly Says:

    Yes, people, MTM has a statue. The sad thing is that I don’t think those gilrs in or near the Cities really realize how lucky they are.

    NC sounds fun, Erin! Be careful, I just might take you up on your offer. Of course, I’d insist on doing that during football season. It just wouldn’t be right otherwise.

    Grady, you make a good point. It is kind of weird, although you’ve just inspired a new post for me. Maybe it’ll be my project for today.

  8. Lael Says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing!
    I’d be into seeing that too,even though I
    wasn’t fond of the show. I love what she stands for though:)

  9. Evey Says:

    I hear some pretty cool people live in Boston 😉

  10. QueenieCarly Says:

    I know some pretty cool people in Boston too. They’ve just never invited me to visit them.

    And now I know Mary Richards was from Minneapolis, but is MTM as well? Unfortunately, I don’t have time before leaving for work to research it. That and I’m lazy.

  11. Evey Says:

    Hey Carly…..want to come visit a couple of super awesome cool people in Boston? 😉

  12. Evey Says:

    Or wait, was I not one of the cool people in Boston you were talking about? lol. boy dont i feel silly.

  13. Courtney Says:

    Hey, Carly, want to come see some cool people in Surrey? 😛

    I’d go with you if I had money. Erm. And if I was wanted. 🙂

  14. QueenieCarly Says:

    Evey: yes!

    And Courtney: I thought you’d never ask!

  15. Evey Says:

    Surrey. SWEEt! Lets all go to Surrey;)

  16. dawmarie Says:

    “The sad thing is that I don’t think those gilrs in or near the Cities really realize how lucky they are.”

    Are you kidding? You cannot grow up with my mother and not know how freaking cool it is to have a statue of MTM.

    MTM was born in Brooklyn, NY.

    Courtney, you are always welcome.

    Erin, it’s not the Chipotle flavor, it’s the specific restaurant.

    Grady, with the number of Latino immigrants around this area, we have plenty of authentic Mexican food. Trust me.

  17. Tara Says:

    I would soo go visit the MTM statue and take pictures with it. Love that show, love the song. Have fun.

  18. Kristin Says:

    Ah vacation…I am longing for it myself. Vacation has changed alot for us in the last few years. Now it involves a minivan, lots of screaming, Are we there yet? and the open road. We are going up the coast in June…hopefully all the way to Vancouver.
    Have great trip to Portland. I’ve always wanted to ride the train.

  19. kelly Says:

    I am in dire need of a vacation…two years is too long.
    I had to take the ferry to Bowen Island this morning and it just made me long for a trip somewhere even more. It also made me SUPER excited about my upcoming “trip” to Victoria – can’t wait. Hope you’re able to join me.

  20. Ginny Says:

    Wow, a MTM statue!! I loved the link giving diections to all the show’s sites. I would love to do the MTMshow treasure hunt. One of my favourite shows. I have the DVDs and even hubby loves Ted Baxter!!!!

  21. jan Says:

    MTM had a great influence on girls and women of all ages. It’s a statue I’d like to pay tribute to.

  22. jan Says:

    MTM had a great influence on girls and women of all ages. It’s a statue I’d like to pay tribute to.

  23. flap Says:

    I really had no idea that Mary Richards was immortalized in a statue. How cool is that?
    I remember the first time I took the Seabus all by myself. I giggled all the way home singing the theme song to that show. I was really pissed that I wasn’t wearing a beret at the time to throw in the air.

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