Monday, October 10, 2011

Minnesota Monday- Paul and Babe

I'm not sure if you know this but Minnesota is one of the states that claim to be home to Paul Bunyan.

I knew of Paul Bunyan from my childhood visits to The Enchanted Forest Waterpark in The Adirondaks so I was happy to find that Minnesota also has some Paul Bunyan stories
Paul BunyanPaul Bunyan Statue, Lake Bemidji, MN
Above is Adirondack Paul and Bemidji Paul and Babe.

In Minnesota, Paul Bunyan is responsible with creating the 10,000 lakes with his footprints.

Today I went to a new coffee shop in my neighborhood named Blue Ox Coffee Company and the tea was so amazing and the atmosphere so nice that I will definitely be back for writing.
I drink tea so how a coffee shop does tea is important to me.  The Blue Ox isn't messing around when it comes to tea.  This was the most amazing cup of tea ever.  So good in fact that I decided I needed to write about Paul and Babe just so I could talk about this place.

The shop has a few Paul and Babe things including a book of Paul Bunyan tales.
Paul Bunyan and His Great Blue Ox Retold by Wallace Wadsworth
One of my favorite books about Paul Bunyan is Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart by Marybeth Lorbiecki.  There's also a statue of Lucette in Hackensack, MN

Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart

What's your favorite Paul Bunyan story?


KarenG said...

Oh my, you got me Minnesota dreamin' with this post and these oh so familiar photos of Paul and Babe! And October is my favorite month to visit, it's so beautiful then.

toni d. said...

another must see to add to my list for when I visit the States in the future! :)

Meredith said...

Those statues are so cool! And I need to find a tea shop to work in--yours sounds amazing!

Matthew said...

I love it! I have to see one of those statues in person!

Alicia Gregoire said...

I love those statues!