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... cottages'. They are fishing mad.
Then were went to New Ulm, which was settled by the Germans. It has a Glockenspiel in the centre. Then on to Sleepy Eye where we saw the house they used to live, and saw the monumemt to 'Sleepy Eye', a local chief of the Soiux tribe, whom the town is named for.
We ate dinner at the local restaurant and Grace and Carroll met several people they knew who were surprised to see them. We were introduced as their son Michael's New Zealand ...
... Civil war. On then to Harriet Island, which is on the Mississippi River, tried to have a paddleboat ride, but none were operating. We had a little walk along the river. Then we drove through Minneapolis looking at the University and other buildings, and on to the Mall of America. This is the biggest mall in USA and is huge, we really only looked at a small portion of it. Had lunch in The Rain Forest which is a jungle themed shop and restaurant. The ...
... hitching and unhitching this trailer. I understand the desire for diesel pushers now!
We had our first dinner in our house on wheels. A gourmet feast of turkey spaghetti (corn and quinoa pasta) which I slaved over on our tiny little stove and served on the placemats I made. As we sit here drinking our wine and finishing up dinner, it has started hailing and a thunder/lightening storm has moved in. The lightening lights up the sky so it looks ...
... up some time and hopped on to I-90. The Mississippi bridge was under construction and were able to pull over onto the work lane to snap a few Photos. After gassing up off the highway we decided to take Route 14 W. to New Ulm Minnesota. Tomorrow we are off to Hill City South Dakota which is about 520 miles away. Good news, we heard from our friends and they made it safely to South Dakota. 345 /- ...
... cornfield across the lane. Everyone is Midwest friendly and have been very helpful.
Since Gary didn't feel well, I was the one oriented to how this thing works. I have five pages of notes; never thought to capture it all on my IPad. In the morning I'm hoping Gary feels better and then I will orient him and then we will be able to ask all the remaining questions and those I will put on my IPad. We ...
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