Historic Calumet Inn
Travel Blogs from Pipestone
Today was Minnesota day. Rolling along two lane roads, past corn, soybeans, wind farms and ethanol plants. We took the back roads from Rochester to Pipestone, just to watch the combines harvesting corn and beans. Lots of cattle too, Charlois, Herfords, Angus. Even saw a farm that raised Shire draft horses. Pipestone being a National ...
... the Great Lakes to the Rockies. The stone could be worked by stone-age tools, and a pipe needs to be drilled as well as shaped and decorated. The exhibition, film and talks presented the history and current use, and information about what the pipe was used for -- its central religious purpose. 'Peace pipe' doesn't do it justice.
From their ...
... and similar road names used in other states (naming no names).
Again had picnic lunch -- by a lake. Got to campsite by 4. Had swim !! Then bricquets again to make stew from carrots, onions and the roast beef -- lovely -- ate it all. Again very hot and humid, but virtually no mosquitoes. So hope we've left worst of mosquitoes in the Big Woods.
Tent still hot, but not as bad as first ...
... now humid too. Ohhh for the long suffering traveler. (Can you hear the settlers rolling over in their graves? Corn fields stretch over the horizon in every direction along rte.23. Soy beans too. Staying the night at Camden State Park. Here they are trying to reestablish the original prairie with native grasses, and flowers. With the oaks and cottonwoods along the river it makes a compelling ...
... wind, it was probably the most boring driving we have done on the whole trip... Prairies and more prairies... We probably saw about 30 different shades of green... And a lot of cows!!
Our lunch stop was pretty cool. We pulled off to visit the 1880 village railroad diner... We enjoyed bacon cheeseburgers and homemade chili in a train carriage that had been converted into a resto. Simple, gimmicky but a perfect stop on our long drive. Back on the motorway, we hit some ...
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