Love the Spam
Trip Start Jul 19, 2008
14Trip End Aug 01, 2008
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Rochester, MN was kind of in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the Mayo clinic. Everyone seemed to be affiliated with the clinic somehow or another. As I was paying for my parking and asking the kind parking attendant to do something for me, she just kept saying oh yahh and kept doing what she was doing. She never did put that ticket in the envelop like I had asked. After hitting the garage clearance sign of 7 ft, we sped off to our next destination.
Austin, MN. What is in Austin, MN you may ask. The most delicious processed salty meat product which can sustain an army of men. SPAM. Yes we made it to the Spam museum. I went myself as Mel and Isabel didn't much care for processed meat
After dragging myself out of the museum and gift shop, we went off to another landmark of sorts. Sophie insisted on going to Blue Earth, MN. Why you ask. She wanted to get her picture taken with the Jolly Green Giant, of course. This area also marked the halfway point along Interstate 90, and our trip.
Our next stop was Corn Palace. This complex is covered and designed in corn. Corn on the cob, corn husk, and all parts corn to make a mural. The whole building is covered in corn. Supposedly they change the design each ear. (hehehe)
We finally made our destination for this leg of the trip. Chamberlain, SD. Not much going on in the hotel. Just a room in which they pride themselves in the soundproofing, and the fact that its in the middle of nowhere. The funny thing is, the place is booked. I guess Sturgis is next weekend and people are starting to show up.