A little birthday adventure. After being told about this place a couple of weeks ago at a conference I made the crazy request to drive up on my birthday. It isn't that I feel like I'm about to be the recipient of some big miracle just for going, rather I just felt like it's where I should go. I took my own troubles and pains with me, but also a long list of intentions of friends.
It was a beautiful day and the grounds of the shrine are stunning even in the brown end of winter.
Plus it was great to indulge my wanderlust a little and get a nice long day trip out of my system. Along the Mississippi is one of my top drives and I was glad to get back up there, even for a day.