Hello Everyone! I know I’ve been MIA but I’m back today with a very special post. Yesterday, my mom and I took a drive and visited Paisley Park to pay our respects to the late, great Prince. It was one week ago yesterday that Prince died at his Paisley Park home here in Minnesota. My mom sadly has never seen his house, so this was a great opportunity for an adventure.
I hope you enjoy these pictures from our trip.
It has been raining most of the week here, which in a way is rather touching cause my humans keep break out in song, singing “Purple Rain.” Today was no different, as we finally find a place to park we make short trek down a hill and followed the path under this bridge. While under this bridge it reminds me of a rainbow that follows a rain storm, in every darkness there is a light.
Under the bridge people wrote messages on the walls and lined the path with candles.
Emerging from under the bridge you see a flood of purple, from balloons waving in the wind to flowers lining the fence.
As we walked on the path along the fence line it was hard believe how any others braved the weather to pay the respects, even a week later. I couldn’t believe how quiet and respectful everyone was as they looked through all the messages, pictures, and memorials left by others along the fence.
As you can see in the picture above we are getting closer and can finally see part of Paisley Park.
I even dug out my “Bark for Life” bandana for this trip. (It was surprising that this is my only purple bandana. Mom is going to need to work on that.)
To say that we are a purple state would be an understatement. Not only with Prince’s most iconic song “Purple Rain” but being the home to the Vikings, we will always be known for this royal color.
There were many places for humans to write messages. This is where thumbs would have came in handy.
Finally, the entire Paisley Park is noticeable. We took a couple of moments and just stood there and soaked it all in.
Here are two short clips showing both sides of the fence that fans have access at Paisley Park.
I asked my humans what their favorite Prince song is thinking they both would say “Purple Rain” but surprisingly it wasn’t. They both said “1999” is their favorite song by Prince. They went on telling me how they first met each other during the summer of 1999 at their freshman orientation for high school. I guess, from there, the rest is history.
Thank you for visiting today’s post. Even now, hours after visiting Paisley Park I continue to think how he was taken too soon. I’m taking this as a great reminder how we need to cherish each day we have with those we love, whether they are two legged or four legged, cause we never know what tomorrow will bring.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember to party like it’s “1999.”