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We decided to skip the 3 1/2 hour detour to see the world's largest ball of twine and opted for the 1 mile detour - a 5 story Green Giant in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was pretty impressive. And it was very nice to get outside, stretch our legs and play some soccer around his feet. Now we're only an hour and a half from South Dakota and 6 short hours away from the ...
... ups, showers and toilets. Once we'd settled in, we made smores on the hob and then chilled for the evening until bedtime.
Up at 8am, showered and then had breakfast. After breakfast we drove round the corner to have a look at the local Green Giant, you know, ho ho ho, green giant. Well this is corn country after all. He's 55ft tall and looks nothing like the adverts we'd seen growing up, and has a huge white 'Relay for Life' T-shirt on.
Yes it is the Jolly Green Giant.
Off of I-90 in Blue Earth, MN is a 55 foot stall statue of the Jolly Green Giant. It is in a little park and there is a museum downtown for everything Jolly (it was closed on Sunday).
We did stop and snap a couple of pictures (one with Alison to show the size of the statue).
By this point late in the day it was getting hot so we did not ...
... red and look like blood poisoning. Not a pretty sight!
Have a look at the photo. On the left is about 4-5 square inches of Diane's leg. Her legs and arms were covered. On the right is a picture of the creature responsible. These little devils are tiny creatures and create a huge amount of discomfort. When we first got here we had concerns over snakes, bears, skunks etc but never expected these little devils.
We gathered our tools- large ...
... from the farm. We can cycle on the paths or either side of the road here. As it is so quiet, I don't think anybody minds.
Riding through the streets on a morning you can take in the smells and sights of the densely tree lined streets and regularly catch sight of the rabbits and squirrels skipping across the open lawned gardens. I always have my camera on me but it's a little tricky taking photos when you are supposed to looking ahead at what is in front of ...