Hampton Inn Fairmont
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We left Grayslake at 9:30 a.m.for the first leg of our two day trip to SD. Again, the weather was in our favor. It was absolutely gorgeous in the mid 70s. Mid-way we stopped at Great River Bluffs State Park. Visit the website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ great_river_bluffs/index.html for a full description.
We hiked close to …
We woke up and guess what we did, we drove west… traveled out of Illinois and drove through Iowa north to Minnesota today. There is so much farm land out here in the west. In Iowa, we saw corn, lots of corn, did I mention corn. Drove right by the exit where I sailed the Hobie 16 Nationals two years ago in Clear Lake, Iowa. I did not ...
... cool to see as well. Their blade spans are huge we passed a truck with a single blade on it...it was enormous! As we made our way into Minnesota the corn fields continued. We produce a lot of corn in the US. I was personally surprised! We stopped at the Minnestoa Visitors Center. There we met a nice woman who shared some information about Minnesota. She told us that since we were traveling on I-90 we should stop in Blue Earth to see ...
... to a bag from his bladder. Andy also told me that he owns a cafe/restaurant on Main Street, Blue Earth- but it's closed at the moment due to he and his wife having to attend hospital appointments.
Now here is an interesting thought... Andy told me that he worked for the CIA during the Vietnam war and now lives undercover and is a wanted man in his own country...what is also interesting is that a couple of days before he told me this, either ...
... br> Everyone takes time out to say hello to you here. At first, I found it quite disturbing, coming from an English town where everyone keeps to themselves, but I have become quite accustomed to this very open display of affection here.
After ice cream we went outside to paint some of the wooden windows and shutters on our little house but we soon found the sun too strong and retreated to the shade and air conditioning of the house for the rest of the night.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services