Pat Evans' Blog

Pat Evans blog: The Power Of Nice

1:21 PM, Aug 3, 2012

Like so many, I've been watching the Olympics with regularity the past few days. Somewhat ironic for someone who describes his own athletic prowess as, jumping to conclusions. But I digress. I love watching these amazing athletes go for it. Years of dreams, training and sweat come down to a split second or less.

Chicago Getaway: My Kind Of Town!

2:00 PM, Jan 30, 2012

Whenever I'm asked for a weekend getaway recommendation, Chicago always comes to mind. Relatively easy to get to, the Windy City offers most of the big city appeal of New York City without the hassle.

Pat Evans blog: California Dreamin'

10:32 AM, Jan 24, 2012

If you are like most people, when you saw the LA dateline, most likely three things came to mind; Hollywood, Disneyland and not so appealingly, traffic and smog.

In search of happiness with a vacation state of mind

10:39 AM, Dec 19, 2011

In my opinion Minneapolis explorer, author and adventurer Dan Buettner has the best job around. He goes around the world in search of happy people.

Here today, gone to Maui

11:02 AM, Sep 7, 2011

Have you ever been channel surfing and then stopped when you found a familiar movie? For me, it sometimes feels like running into an old friend.

Pedaling with Pat: Fantastic finds for Twin Cities cyclists

1:32 PM, Jun 15, 2011

It's easy to understand why so many of the cyclists I pass on the trail these days are smiling so widely.  There is so much to to celebrate.

Pedaling with Pat: Cannon Valley Trail

10:00 AM, Jun 9, 2011

After a few teasers, summer finally arrived over the weekend. The fabulous weather put smiles on practically everyone.

High Octane Spectacle

10:04 AM, May 31, 2011

On a hot, humid and breezy Sunday before Memorial Day I had the pleasure of experiencing the world's most storied and well- attended single day sporting traditions, the Indianapolis 500

Pat Evans' recent favorite things

9:33 AM, May 2, 2011

For millions of Americans, Natalie Cole's memorable electronic duet with her late father, Nat King Cole was, like the songs title, unforgettable.

Where to find signs of spring in the Metro

8:50 PM, Mar 28, 2011

Just when it seemed that this really was going to be an endless winter, there are some encouraging signs of springs arrival. Really.

What's bugging me?

2:23 PM, Mar 11, 2011

Recently in this space, I talked about the good people who came to my rescue when I fell flat on my back.

Here's to the kindness of strangers

9:20 AM, Mar 1, 2011

It was bound to happen. After almost 20 years of living here in the frozen tundra, with slips and near misses here and there, I finally

Love winter? You betcha!

12:08 PM, Feb 7, 2011

If you embrace it, winter doesn't have to be so dreadful after all. The past weekend is a case in point

When bad news hits close to home

3:35 PM, Feb 1, 2011

Every day the news is filled with stories about people who have their lives changed in an instant. The majority are people

Viva Mexico!: Pat's great escape

1:53 PM, Jan 28, 2011

Cancun is blessed with sun-drenched beaches and the most amazing sand, it's nearly as fine as powdered sugar. The combination of mother nature and a few margaritas

Heidi's is back!

1:21 PM, Jan 10, 2011

We're scarcely a blink into the new year and already I feel confident in predicting one of the Twin Cities biggest comebacks of 2011.

Pat Evans Paris adventures

10:55 AM, Dec 3, 2010

Few big cities make my heart beat a little bit faster, in a good way, than Paris. It was pretty much love at first sight, ever since my first encounter with the City Of Lights when I was 16.

Get away to Lanesboro

11:32 AM, Nov 1, 2010

You don't need a time machine to discover what small town America looked like more than a hundred years ago. Just hop in your car

Pat Evans blog: Can't touch me

1:25 PM, Oct 15, 2010

Fighting a head cold and I'm rapidly losing the battle. Pity to catch this while we are still enjoying such an amazing stretch of great weather.

Pat Evans: Favorite Fall Excursions

11:14 AM, Sep 13, 2010

After a long and sometimes hot summer, it is finally fall. The time of year when the crunch of leaves underfoot replaces the hum of air conditioners. The season when we can catch our breath before Old Man Winter blows in for the next six months.