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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 ...
After breakfast, (Grace and Carroll stayed at the hotel too),we had a tour of downtown St Paul - this is one side of the river, and Minneapolis is the other side, they are locally called the twin cities. Looked at the University and city buildings, then stopped at the Capitol -Where the senate, the house of representatives and supreme court are. Very ornate inside with marble columns and stair cases. There are the old flags from the local regiments ...
Headed for first campsite Nerstrand Big Woods-- last of huge woods (Grand Bois) that used to cover Eastern Minnesota. This is just (about 10-20 miles) East of where glacier stopped, so rugged terrain formed by runoff water. Very very hot -- into 90's, maybe 94 -- and near 100% humidity. Pitched tent and dripping with sweat -- so went for 1 mile walk to 'hidden waterfall' which was very mosquito-filled walk. Back to campsite and lots of ...
... then hook up and drive two hours back to Mankato where the RV place is so that first thing tomorrow morning they can fix stuff and we can head home. We are, however, staying in a beautiful RV park and had we not been so anxious to leave Minnesota, we might have contemplated spending another day here. But alas, we have a long journey home.
We began to calculate how many days we have left and how long it will take us to get home and we may not ...
... staying on the lot tonight - hooked up to water and electric. Tomorrow Gary will learn on to put the rig on the hitch and then we will head up to his brother's house for dinner and spend the night there. We will plan a new route home to avoid Sturgis run and I will fill you in once I know where we are going.
This happy camper is a tired one tonight so I'll sign off and let you know what tomorrow brings. ...