Where in the World is Ruthie, II?

It’s 6:00 pm and so far not a single flake.  The blizzard-of-the-year should be ravaging us by now – everything in Alex has been postponed or cancelled accordingly.  The basketball girls’ opening round of the sections has been postponed until Thursday [Note:  It’s a 7:00 start].  Thus, there will be no basketball report to file on the morrow.  So, to avoid those annoying calls from Florida wondering such, I needed some filler.  Accordingly, at the demand of absolutely no one, we once again bring you Where in the World is Ruthie.  You should be aware that these photos are from 15 years ago so she may be harder to recognize.  And if you can stay awake to the end, the answers to the first round of Where in the World is Ruthie will be revealed.

[Hint:  This is on a different continent from the first four.]

[Granted, not a lot of geographical background.  Hint:  Lemon beer.]

[I was too chicken to take the cable car to the top.  Besides, the view was great from the square.]

There will now be a 10-minute intermission.  Refreshments are available in the lobby for a good will offering.  If you have ill will, your only option is week-old Twinkies.  But while we wait, here is a quiz within the quiz.  Only one of the following six photos is of local music group, Cassie and the Bobs?:

Please return to your seats as we are about to resume your regularly scheduled program:

[Hint:  Back in the States.]

And now for the answers to the first WWR (Where in the World is Ruthie):

1 – Lincoln Memorial; 2 – Bemidji; 3 – Lake Minnewaska; 4 – Cherry blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington Monument; 5 – Crosby-Ironton; 6 – Al Franken; 8 – Mark Dayton; 9 – Chippewa Falls, WI; 10 – Sheboygan, WI; 12 – Elkhart Lake, WI; 13 – Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN; 14 & 15 – Grand View Lodge, Gull Lake, MN; 16 – National Archives; 17 – Arrowwood antique boat show, Lake Darling; 18 -MN/SD border; 19 – Lake Darling; 20 – Carlos Creek Winery; 21 & 22 – Inspiration Peak; 23 – Itasca State Park, Mississippi River source; 24 – Peter’s Sunset Beach Resort, Lake Minnewaska; 25 – Just into SD from No. 18; 26 – Chesapeake Bay, sailing with condo neighbors, Renu and John Stevens.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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