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Minnesota Rest Stops


April 24 & 29, 2017

We were passing through southern Minnesota on our way to South Dakota and we stopped in two communities, Blue Earth and Austin. We went to a few rest stops too, not as cool as the South Dakota ones but they all had interesting historical markers to see.

Rest Stops

1. The first one was the Oakland Woods Rest Area. It is located in Albert Lea, a place were we stayed at once about 14 years ago on a trip to Iowa. We stayed at the Budget Host in town (no longer there).

The marker outside, Minnesota State Parks are the topic.

Inside is a list of how far this stop is from other cities.

2. Des Moines River rest area

There is also some signs here describing Minnesota prairies.

3. Clear Lake Rest Area

The marker below.

The marker we found here.

4. Enterprise Rest Area

This one had the prettiest setting of all of the rest areas we visited in MN. Located in Lewiston, MN. A closer view of the maker there.

We enjoy our visits to the rest stops and enjoy seeing the markers they all have.

Blue Earth, Minnesota-Home of the Jolly Green Giant


4-24-17

This was the beginning of our vacation to South Dakota and Wyoming. We saw this billboard and knew we had to stop here!  Blue Earth is home to a Green Giant plant. It is located in Green Giant Park.  The statue was dedicated August 7, 1979. Here is the plaque at the base of the statue.

There also is a sign at the park with some Green Giant facts.

A short visit, we had to continue our journey  West but we hope to get to the museum here on our next trip to this area.

 

2015 Adventures – Happy New Year!


AIT 2015 Destinations

We come to the end of another year of fun and travel and we have made a list of the places we visited and blogged about. We have been to many places.

We hope you have enjoyed traveling with us. We challenge you to follow our blog today.  We get the feeling many of you are reading and not following, I see the evidence in the stats of the posts being read 🙂   Some days we get hundreds of readers.   Our visit to Ten Chimneys had over 200 readers this year.    Thanks!

My husband Al and myself wish you a Happy New Year and that you join us here for our 2016 adventures.