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The North Iowa Band Festival Parade kicked off Saturday morning with a broad collection of high school and middle school bands from the North Iowa area. Mason City High School serves as the host and led off the parade with a rousing rendition of "76 Trombones" from the Music Man. Meredith Wilson, the writer of the Music Man, was born in Mason City. The festival features his musical legacy.
We were able to trek up to Manly, Iowa, about 10 ...
This is Bob pinch hitting for Jane who is a little loopy at the present time. We rose at 4:15 AM to get to the hospital at 5:15. Everything went smoothly with the pre-op, and I kissed her goodbye at about 6:45. This hospital is amazing. They have a communications nurse that called me about every hour or so to tell me where they were in the process. Surgery didn't actually begin until 9 AM. I received a call at about noon to tell ...
... lunch catching up and doing a little prep for our conclave in NOLA in April. Bev brought me pickles, baby dills no less. Fantastic! Bobby and Sadie do not eat pickles so these are all mine. Litka is looking good and bought me a spotted cow. You can't get a spotted cow in Maryland (see New Glaus Brewing).
Headed up to the international Crane Foundation near Baraboo. Baraboo looks ...
... there and then the caves, interesting limestone and shale formations. We learned there are many tunneling caves under this area of MI.
9/17 -9/18 KOA Mitchell, SD, 1 night
Home of the World Famous Corn Palace …and other tourist stuff.
We left Preston, MN via I90 all the way across MN to the KOA in Mitchell, SD. ...
I took a leisurely route across the Mississippi River at LaCrosse Wisconsin into Minnesota. I took Minnesota Rt16 to Rt 62 North in to Rochester. The road was freshly paved and immaculate but the shoulder was narrow grave sloping down so I could not safely take many pictures but it was great rolling hills and lots of sweepers.
Approaching Rochester was interesting. The GPS kept saying I was getting closer but there was no sign of a City. Turns out ...
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