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RAZZY Retreat Center, Lake Mills, Iowa

desperate to get away from the laundry, kids, dogs and the occasional husband? this 110-year-old funky victorian accommodates up to 12 and offers a long list of retreats. perfect for scrapbook- ers, knitters, celebrations, company presentations and book, wine, or card clubs, raZZy customizes perfect retreats. Work tables and the latest technology are available. the only thing you won’t find here are clocks! for more information, go to www.razzyretreat. com or call 641-592- 4499.

Lady of the Lake, Clear Lake, Iowa

a memorable and unique experience awaits aboard the lady of the lake! the stern wheeler ferry boat found a home in clear lake in 1987 after paddling the missouri river for a number of years. she now transports passengers on scenic clear lake cruises throughout summer and fall. featuring an open air second level, the lady of the lake also offers a cash bar, dance floor and restrooms. for more in- formation, go to www.cruiseclearlake.com or call 641-357-2243.

Ladies Getaway Packages, Lanesboro

Join your friends for a ladies Getaway package offered by cheryl’s apparel in lanesboro. nestled in a quiet valley sur- rounded by towering limestone bluffs, here you can enjoy unique shopping, fine dining, theater and art, amish tours and 70 miles of paved bicycle trails. pamper yourself during a “shopping and relaxation Weekend” or get moving and try the “biking and relaxation Weekend!” for reservations, call 1-866-897-8663. for more information, go to www.cherylsap- parel.com and look under “getaways.”

Collective Spirits, Albert Lea

Gather your friends and together master the art and science of winemaking. collective spirits of albert lea offers complete quality winemaking equipment and ingredient kits, with finished bottles averaging between $2 and $6. choose from a large selection of imported grape juice and customize your wine to your own tastes. perfect for gifts, wine tastings, or savoring with your favorite cheeses, this affordable splurge will be the best wine you ever try! for more information, call 507- 379-2337.

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Where the GIRLS go

BY ANGIE HOFFMAN

Girlfriend getaways are the perfect way for women to rediscover and reconnect. fun new places, activities, peo- ple and cuisine create priceless experiences and memories for you and your friends. from shopping trips and scrap- booking hideaways to outdoor adventures — that will make the boys jealous — southern minnesota (and northern iowa) offer your perfect retreat! these fabulous escapes will inspire women of all ages. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52
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