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We started the day saying good bye to our good friends the Valentines in Culver Indiana and here we are ready to get some sleep in Albert Lea Minnesota. It has been a long day. Culver Indiana was really rural and after the storm last night it was difficult getting to civilization. Lots of limbs and trees down. But we found our way all the way to ...
... the road after it happens. There was everything from deer to raccoons to possums. Charming I know. Our lunch stop was at a small visitor centre that had a grassed area but that's about it. We arrived at the campsite in the late evening and dinner was quickly prepared and laundry done. We sat around the campsite for a bit but then the rain came and as usual everyone dispersed pretty quickly to bed for the ...
... 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 ...
Headed for first campsite Nerstrand Big Woods-- last of huge woods (Grand Bois) that used to cover Eastern Minnesota. This is just (about 10-20 miles) East of where glacier stopped, so rugged terrain formed by runoff water. Very very hot -- into 90's, maybe 94 -- and near 100% humidity. Pitched tent and dripping with sweat -- so went for 1 mile walk to 'hidden waterfall' which was very mosquito-filled walk. Back to campsite and lots of ...
... I am not a really fishy person.
This morning we got up early to head back to the RV shop to have a few things fixed and then we were going to hit the road. When we went to hook up, the hitch wouldn't work. What a hassle we had trying to get the trailer hitched and unhitched. We finally called the dealer and the only way to resolve the problem was to drive the truck two hours to their facility, change hitches, drive two hours back to Mark's ...
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2365 43rd Street NW, Owatonna | 3 star hotelfrom $110
245 Florence Avenue, Owatonna | 2 star hotelfrom $88
2345 43rd St NW, Owatonna | 2 star hotelfrom $106
150 St John Drive, Owatonna | 2 star hotelfrom $55
130 Allan Avenue Southwest, Owatonna | 3 star hotelfrom $104
745 State Avenue, Owatonna | 1 star hotelfrom $37
1418 S. Oak Ave., Owatonna | Hotelfrom $44
1212 Interstate Highway 35, Owatonna | 3 star hotelfrom $47
205 North Oak Street, Owatonna | Hotelfrom $32