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... br> It took a whole hour for the parade to pass, and every float, car etc had sweets that they threw to the children. Some had bags that they gathered them in! We didn't go to the competition in the afternoon.
After lunch, and Carroll got back from his work, we set off to visit Sleepy Eye, which is the town where Michael grew up. We went by Clear Lake, and they told us that it freezes over in the winter and a whole 'city' grows up on the ice, where people put cabins ...
... on 4 levels, and the bottom level has 'Disneyland' type rides and arcade games etc. It is a central core which the other levels are round.
Then we headed for Grace and Carroll's home in Waseca, about 2 hours drive through South Minnesota. The trees are just starting to change colour here, and Keith heard on tv the % count for how much colour there is in the trees! Only 20% here, but 50% further north, so we might see more as we head to Canada.
... awake about 6, made tea on alcohol stove -- success. Cereal, milk, juice, fruit. Packed up and out about 9.25. Stopped in town of Nerstrand for ice -- little store that sold cheese and their own sausage. Bought thuringer.
Then we headed out to cross all of Minnesota aiming for Pipestone National Monument near Split Rock Creek State Park just short of the South Dakota border.
... my decision. (See entry #9 on June 25th for the Engine Change) We drove the car until the replacement engine arrived and the amount it leaked did not increase and it only dripped when the engine was real hot... but ...the engine was coming so we stayed with the plan to change it.
I was disappointed with having to change the engine. The experimental engine develops about 15 -18 more horsepower than the replacement engine and we ...
... heard a lot about all of the crazies on the ride. She got to put faces to names. She was very impressed with all of you and how you all made her feel like a part of the group. A bit embarrassed by the melted shoe! Dinner was hosted by Coach and Joyce Jacobs at a quaint Mexican Place...Cafe Ole...we were joined by Tom Wagner, his wife Deb and Lisa Sorg. Another wonderful evening!
Day 11 was tough. We were headed to Barstow. Veered off to ride a stretch of old Route 66 ...
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