Wednesday, February 10, 2010


A couple weeks ago I commented on RuthieJ's blog about how beautiful I thought southeastern Minnesota looked, but that I had hardly ever been to that part of the state. Really. I have been to the far northeast and southwest corners of Minnesota, and spent some time in St. Peter and Park Rapids, but by far most of my Minnesotan experience has been limited to the east central part of the state.

Last week at work my boss asked me if I would be interested in a training opportunity to be held this fall in southeastern Minnesota. In previous years I would have balked at the time commitment, but now I think the time is right. Plus, in these economic times, I see additional training as a valuable asset in making myself indispensable. ;)

So it looks as though I will be spending a week or two in October in far southeastern Minnesota, becoming fluent in fluvial geomorphology. And maybe spotting some migrant birds?

They say there are no coincidences. I'm starting to believe they are right.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I hate to say it, but I had to google fluvial geomorphology!
I think that sounds like a wonderful opportunity!

Jayne said...

The fall will be a beautiful time too Deb. Hope it proves to be a wonderful time!

Pablo said...

There are only coincidences.

Carrie said...

I grew up down there and still miss it. From the flat farm land to the bluffs it is all beautiful. You will love your time there.

ksdoolittle said...

Funny how that happens sometimes!

RuthieJ said...

Hey Deb, that sounds like a pretty good deal. Are you going to be working on the Root River?
Please get in touch with me when it's closer to October -- I'd love to share some of SE Minnesota's birding hotspots with you.

Deb said...

I thought I had already responded to comments...sorry!

Lynne- You're probably not the only one. Outside of my field of work it's not a big thing!

Jayne- It should be a beautiful time of year for it!

Pablo- There are none, and there are only. (can you tell I downloaded a copy of Tao te Ching today?)

Carrie- From what I've seen, it is a beautiful area!

ksdoolittle- It always amazes me.

RuthieJ- I don't have a lot of details yet, but I think we'll be staying in Lanesboro. I will definitely be in touch!

Deb said...

Awww...I found out Friday I won't be able to take this training because I don't have some prerequisite training. Oh well, now I remember it may have conflicted with my stepdaughter's wedding.