Author: Amy Hernandez

Amy Hernandez

Amy Hernandez

Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie.

Halloween at the Art Park: A spooktacular way to see sculptures.

With this Saturday’s Halloween at the Art Park, everybody wins: The sophisticated grownups get to explore the sculpture garden during Caponi Art Park’s last open weekend of the season. The little ones get candy—plus a whole lot of fun. What kind of fun? How does a trick-or-treat tour of the park’s spooky sculptures sound (for […]

Minneapolis Monarch Festival: Next stop, Mexico.

A few years ago there was this spot on my dog-walking route where about 800 monarchs would be resting on flowers, then flutter their wings in an explosion of color as soon as I walked by. Sadly, these days, my monarch sightings are few and far between. All the more reason to get to the […]

Geocaching in the Twin Cities: A family-fun treasure hunt.

Until a few months ago, I thought geocaching could only be done in certain places. But then my brother (aka: Uncle Mike) came over and rounded the kids up for a geocaching adventure—right in our own urban neighborhood. For those not in the know, geocaching is a high-tech global treasure hunt that involves placing or looking […]