Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown
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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 ...
... 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.
... see all that we wanted to on the way back. We don't want to push ourselves and we may cancel all the appointments on the 16 which we are coming home for in order to not feel rushed or stressed. While there are some stressful moments in driving, once we are set up, the RV laziness sets in and all is well. Because we only want to drive five hours a day or so, we may not get to stay in any place longer than a day and that will certainly give us plenty ...
... the Whitestone and Limestone layers. Apparently there are Amish people living in the area. We saw young man on a horse drawn wagon, who was dozing, probably from bailing hay. Even though the reigns were slack, you could tell that the horse new exactly where it was going. Our goal was to leave Wisconsin at La Crosse - which is a Mississippi River crossover to Minnesota. The weather was great. ...
... efforts of General Store owner George Marsh.
Mankato received its charter on March 6, 1868. It provided for a mayor and three city council members and remained intact until 1952, when the council/manager form of government was approved.
Mankato sits on land purchased in an 1851 treaty between the U.S. Government and the Dakota Nation. Following the treaty signing, the U.S. Government delayed and skipped several ...
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