Knights Inn Albert Lea
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Today was a drive day so we got up early and packed up and hit the road. The drive all up was about 700 km so a big day in a van towing a trailer. It was a pretty uneventful drive with a couple of stops at gas stations along the way. The most interesting thing of the day was probably the amount of road kill we saw which had been basically non existent the rest of the trip because they have road crews who scrape ...
... cottages'. They are fishing mad.
Then were went to New Ulm, which was settled by the Germans. It has a Glockenspiel in the centre. Then on to Sleepy Eye where we saw the house they used to live, and saw the monumemt to 'Sleepy Eye', a local chief of the Soiux tribe, whom the town is named for.
We ate dinner at the local restaurant and Grace and Carroll met several people they knew who were surprised to see them. We were introduced as their son Michael's New Zealand ...
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 ...
We somehow crossed the border into Minnesota without seeing a sign announcing the new state! We decided to have a delayed border party anyway! The Stewart family had given us some flash cards about each state and a magnetic map of the U.S.A. that we keep in the truck. Every time we enter a new state the kids take turns putting the new state magnet on the map. As well, in the trailer we have a large map that we've ...
Headed North along the Miss River which has been flooded bad enough to decar pats of Wisc disaster areas. Then from LaCrosse we went uphill into the wind all day and settled in a State Park in Minnesota. Nice little glacial lake but too small for Elbo Room. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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