Fairfield Inn Mankato
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Oh and me and Lewis did a bungy jump off a 136ft ledge which was attached to a cable car which was over hanging a canyon?! Safe to say hangover is an understatement for the days after queenstown.. What an amazing place!! We spent the next few days travelling through Christchurch aka ghostown, It was like a zombie movie game town?! Finally we ended up in aukland ready for the next adventure... Oh and some sunshine so off to fiji ...
... for Delaware. We also saw Washington DC and 9 Canadian provinces. Oh Delaware....
- We experienced 3 time zones. Central, Mountain, and Pacific. We weren't in Pacific for too long. We were mostly in Mountain time.
- We drove 4,159 miles in Paul's parents' car. That does not include the 430 miles from our house to their house. So all in all, Paul and I traveled over 5,000 miles for our trip! WOW!
... we went into town (Waseca) where there was a County Band Competition It began with a street parade. We lined up with hundreds of others and watched as classic cars - corvets, mustangs etc - old fire engines, cars carrying the 'queens', and 10 college bands with their drum majors and the girls that threw their flags and danced. Some of them were very polished - I thought the best was the one that used the Mary Poppins music complete with Sweeps, chimneys, umbrellas ...
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 ...
... Passage to the Far East. Parsons K. Johnson and Henry Jackson staked the first claims in Mankato in 1852. A general store was opened shortly thereafter. Steamboat travel along the Minnesota River led the way for additional settlers, but proved to be an unreliable mode of transportation in low-water years. Stagecoach travel became the popular mode of transportation in 1852 when a crude military road from Mankato to St. Paul ...