Thanks in part to a gift card, Steve and I took a long weekend and got away to a bed and breakfast. Turning Waters is a beautiful inn geared toward the naturalist with it's décor and organic and sustainable menu. It's located in Wabasha, Minnesota which unfortunately doesn't have much to offer in the winter months.
So we crossed the boarder to Alma, WI to visit the Danzinger Winery, their Mississippi Mist is a great sweet white blend. Then we had lunch at Nelson Creamery in Nelson, WI. This place was decorated wonderfully, felt like I was in northern CA if I didn't look at the snow outside. We also made a stop at LARK Toys, their vintage toy museum was fun to reminisce about.
The bed and breakfast was very comfortable and cozy. The inn keeper lives next door so you really have free range of the house. We took advantage of it and curled up on the couch every night for reading and relaxing.
On our last day we headed up to Lake City. There we spend some time just walking around town and looking at all the docked boats. Lake City is off of Lake Pepin which is really just a wide area of the Mississippi River. It is a huge tourist town in the summer.
We had dinner at Nosh that night. It came recommended from the Innkeeper and I would agree. Nosh also does more organic and sustaining food. Their wild mushroom starter plate was amazing! The rest of the food was great and we ended with a flourless chocolate cake.
On the drive back to the inn we stopped for a minute to enjoy the full moon reflecting across the water. It was so great to get away. We needed the time away from jobs and house stress. Now it's back to reality.