Friday, March 23, 2012

Hope Tour: Rochester

The Hope Tour 2012 Kickstarter campaign is now full swing! Be sure to drop by our page, make a pledge, and get involved!

For the next 30 days, we're going to feature many of the towns on our tour. We're giving away a fun Hope Tour Gift Basket, so be sure to answer our questions for your chance to win!

After St. Louis, we'll make our way to Rochester, Minnesota - home of two incredible women writers and a phenomenal photographer.

In Rochester, we'll introduce you to Vicki Tiede, Kadi Tiede, and Joy Dekok - three precious ladies I know you'll love. I think the Tiedes may introduce us to some foods that are not familiar to our Southern tastebuds or cookbooks - something called a hot dish?

Now we need to hear from Rochester residents. Leave your answers in the comments below for a chance to win a special Hope Tour gift basket.

Okay, so I think this is Minneapolis, rather than
Rochester,but selections were limited! ;-)
1) Who is your favorite local author and what does he/she write?

2) What ONE restaurant would you recommend for our Best Bites on Tour book? Remember, we don't want fancy-schmancy - just good food and hopefully a fun atmosphere, too. Be sure to tell us what kind of food it is, too.

3) What's ONE thing in your town we should not miss when we get there? This can be something touristy, or something off the beaten path - but something that represents your town like nothing else. If we took photos there, folks would know it could only be from your town.

4) Name THREE fun facts about your town. We may use these in a later post, but it will also help us get acquainted with your area.

Leave your answers in the comments below, and be sure to provide us with your e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner.

Be sure to stay tuned for events planned in your area.

Thanks for your help.

Check the Kickstarter page for all the different reward levels and pledge your support! We could hold a party in your honor (S'mores, pizza, or wienie roast, anyone?) If we make our goal, Kickstarter collects the money and we go on tour. If we don't make our goal, you won't lose a penny! 


Vicki Tiede said...

1) Since it's tacky to say you love your own books (though I do), I'm going to say Joy (We'll see if she names me. :)) I loved "Rain Dance!"

2) Hands down ... you MUST visit Flapdoodles for the best ice cream ever AND the most delightful atmosphere!

3) It would have to be Mayo clinic.

4)We have a corn cob water tower that stands 151 feet tall. In addition to being the home of Mayo Clinic, we are also the home of IBM. We had a beautiful theater, built in 1928, called "Chateau Theatre" which is now a Barnes and Noble.

Joy said...

I've read Vicki's writing and I can hardly wait for the world to be impacted by her words! Soon!

Grandma's Kitchen for breakfast - old fashioned country food.

A walk around the Plummer House property - even if you can't get into the house (mansion) the grounds are wonderful.

We have the Mayo Clinic. After declaring the Giant Canada Goose exthinct (years ago) they discovered many of them living here - they still do. The most famous park is likely Silver Lake, but as a child I preferred Goose Egg Park.

Not a scooter rider, but there are lots of them out there. :)

Theresa Rypstra said...

1)Vicki-Her Bible study "Plug Me in and Charge me Overnight" was a great study.
2)Opa!Opa! has great atomsphere and staff! They crack me up!!
3)"Silver Lake Park" out for the Geese and it's droppings!
4)It surpassed Duluth in it's number of people.
It is one of the driest counties in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"!
It is more windy than Chicago!
5) No, bout boy would I love to ride along side of my husband when he is riding his motorocycle! That would be a hoot!

Tracy Ruckman said...

Awesome lists! I'm looking forward to spending time there - as long as it's the middle of summer.

A corn cob tower?? Definitely a must for photos!

Confession: Vicki Tiede is one of my favorite authors too!