Days Inn Mankato
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... 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 ...
... 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.
Remember the Creedence song, Stuck in Lodi? Well change those words to Stuck in Minnesota. I am not sure we will ever be able to leave this state! Initially we planned to stay with bro in law Mark for one night and then head back in a leisurely manner. Well one night turned into two and then the two of them decided to go fishing and so two nights turned into 3. But the croppies we ate last night were delicious. A very delicate white fish that was quite ...
... up riding Wildcat Mountain, where you really have to obey the 15 mph speed limit. Riders talk about the Tail of the Dragon Tennessee. They should try Wildcat Mountain sometime. It is a real adrenaline ride. We stopped in Ontario Wisconsin for lunch. Ontario is known as the canoe capital of Wisconsin. Apparently there is a lot paddling in the area. At the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, we decided ...
8:50 PM grain elevator in Mankato Tick tock
8:57 PM Have a great dinner. How many miles today?
8:58 PM 412 we're not done, just eating, then we hit the road Tick tock
Mankato was originally called Mahkato, meaning greenish blue earth to Mankato's first inhabitants, the Dakota Indians.
The first Europeans came through Mankato in the 1700s looking for ...