Archive for the ‘Minnesota’ Category

Escaping the crazy virus, so I thought

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

We are spending several weeks in the Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota.  I met Paul by flying into Minneapolis and renting a car,  the Payless guy gave me a large 4 wheel drive Jeep, so that’s exciting.  I had to drive about 4 hours to meet up with Paul at Buffalo River SP.

Then we moved to Detroit Lakes.  Right on the beach in a City Park that was quite crowded but the location was perfect.

One of our daytrips was to Bemidji  home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  Its a cute town and near Itasca State Park.  We had a lot of fun exploring the area

There are some really BIG bugs in Minnesota!

The state flower, the Showy Lady’s Slipper in pink.  The flower comes in many colors and its rare to see one where we were, according to a Biker guy we met!

I’ve never seen an Aflac store!

Fun art around the town of Bemidji

Paul loves  a fire and free wood is what he is always on the lookout for.  We were just driving along and he sees this pile of wood.  He stops and the business is closed but we see a sign on the crates $10.  Thats a deal so we load up a crate full into the jeep and leave $10 on the doorstep!  Who knows but we will have a fire for many nights!  They did finally cash the check.

Tools of the trade

The mosquitos are terrible, as well as many flies but we have a screen room that is just for this.  We are really camping when we have to sit inside the screen room.

I love sidewalk, city art displays and when the include a bike I am always going to take a photo.


The land of many lakes and more

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The plan was to leave Oshkosh and head to Mt. Rushmore however Bike Week in Sturgis began on Monday and since we didn’t make reservations last year and I am opposed to such large crowds we decided we we would travel north into Minnesota and see the Mall of America.


From the looks of things the economy is doing just fine here in Minnesota!  Dads loaded down with shopping bags waving to children on the roller coaster while mom waits in line for a Starbucks!  I did my share of boosting the economy with a two hour shopping spree in Macy’s!  The good news is they don’t charge any sales tax on clothing and shoes in Minnesota – saved myself nearly 9%

Paul escorted me to the mall and walked most of the 4 stories while I was in Macy’s and then we took in a movie, Magic Mike.  A fun movie, not a lot of content but some laughs.  Shopping, dining, minature golf, roller coasters, movies, aquarium, all under one roof!