Saturday, July 23, 2016

Minnesota!

We arrived in Minnesota a week ago today, on July 16th.



We are in Rosemount,  a few miles south of Minneapolis.  The ride was scenic on I 35, not bad for an interstate!




We're in Rosemount as guests of Alan and Charlene.  One of the highlights of our travels is making friends along the way.  We met them while camping in Livingston, Texas at Escapees, in June.  Really our cat Nevelle introduced us! We hit it off immediately & stayed in touch once we parted ways.  They are fulltime RV'ers, too. They are taking a break to visit family.   They generously invited us to their family "farm" (not actively farmed now).

What a beautiful spot, wooded (with great birds) over 10 acres.  Another area is where the farming was done.  It's a family place with Alan and three brothers all building small cabins for themselves.  Very rustic and appealing!

Alan at his cabin





On Monday, the 18th, we went to a nice historic park, named Minnehaha, featuring John Harrington Stevens, the first settler of Minneapolis.

John Harrington Stevens



The real highlight was the waterfall.  We took steps to the bottom and viewed them from the top.



During the week,  Charlene and Alan are babysitting their granddaughter, Allison.  She's 7 months young and so sweet.  We loved being around her.



On Tuesday, the 19th, we headed into Minneapolis and the huge Mall of America.  We went by the new Vikings stadium too.




Yikes!

Mall amusement park! Indoors!

Hanging out at the farm:





Today, the 23rd, we are sitting out a big thunderstorm in the trailer!