You guys loved the photo of me and my Dad, Ernie, from the other day! Thanks for the likes!! I thought you'd want to know.... Dad loves Rochester too!

He's from Pittsburgh, just like me, so when the opportunity to stop by came he took advantage of it. He was asked to go to St. Paul on business, and made stops in Med City around that trip.

Here's five thoughts my Dad had about Minnesota, and Rochester.


1) "Rochester is bigger than I thought!"

Stephen Maturen
Stephen Maturen

He knew about 140,000 people live here, but photos just didn't do it justice! He had to see the buildings and land for itself!


2) "There's nothing between Rochester and Minneapolis."

My Dad isn't a farmer, and Pittsburgh isn't exactly known for it's agricultural endeavors, so it was surprising to him to see lots of land, corn and soy bean!


3) "Your building is big Val! You guys own this whole thing?"


He's used to seeing me work in the middle of Illinois corn fields (I did for the past three years before coming here), so being in a brick building was a step up to him!


4) "I wish I was going to be in town for Harvest Jam."

TSM Rochester

Dad is kinda bummed he's going to miss it, but you don't have to! See you September 10th!! Remember, take photos by our station building using #HarvestJam for a shot at tickets!


5) "Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill and Victoria's are delicious!"

My husband and I took Dad out to Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill on Tuesday night, and Victoria's on Wednesday night, before he left Thursday. He loved them both! Especially Wildwood's beer cheese soup! At Victoria's, he loved their sangria! So far, they're some of my favorite spots too!

Thanks for showing my Dad some love Rochester!

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