North to South Summertime Photos

 One week ago Gavin and Rosie woke up in Texas. We celebrated Gavin’s birthday weekend by taking in as many sights as we possibly could.  We thought it would be fun to share a few differences from our travels in Minnesota to our travels in Texas with you!  We will be sharing stories with you soon about our many adventures but for today enjoy the photos!

Minnesota Lake

Texas Hillside

Pampas grass in Texas

Cattails in Minnesota

State Capital in Austin, Texas

State Capital in St. Paul, Minnesota


Texas State Flag

Minnesota State Flag

Longhorn cattle run on the streets in Fort Worth, Texas by the Stockyard

Countryside in Minnesota

Texas State Bird – Mockingbird

Minnesota State Bird – Loon

Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions

Rosie and Gavin

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Lake Life

Gavin and I enjoy taking time out in the day to go by the shores of Lake Ripley in Minnesota.  It is so peaceful to watch the sunset and view the pelicans and loons glide without a care in the world. 

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Something moved on the lake

A splendid pelican

Lifting from the water

Its neck and belly flashing white … Gavin Hill

We also had the pleasure of finding this turtle along the shoreline.

Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions summer adventures ….

Gavin & Rosie

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Gavin Hill’s first time speaking to America via Skype

On our post Together Via Skype we spoke about Gavin’s first author Skype event with America. It was the first Skype event in the Litchfield, Minnesota community. Here is the video from that memorable evening. Gavin was answering a question about the characters in his novel, The Blood Tree.  Everyone in attendance was so happy to “meet” Gavin and ask him questions about his novels. Gavin was thrilled to be in the same room with his American fans through Skype.

For Gavin and Rosie, it was the third time they had ever Skyped and seen each other in real time, after 16 years of friendship. Seeing each other through technology made them even more determined that one day, they would actually meet in person. And they did. But that’s another blog post …