We had company, III-2

[Speaking of “up north,” the supervisor has finished the latest, Trickster’s Point.]

After leaving Itasca, we headed up the road a bit to check on the kids’ “harn.”  They had just been there and missed our current guests by one day.  In lieu of an article photo, they stopped at Purdue one the way home to see grandson, “Joe College”:

[College?  He loves it!]

[This was Jami at the “harn” – I’m a lumberjack, and I’m OK!]

[Her handiwork.]

[They cleared a spot for their next building.]

[And here’s our visit – they just brought up the trundle bed this time so they have comfy sleeping on site.]

[Nice to see Mom’s furniture put to good use.]

[This is all their handiwork – retrofitting a pole barn.]

[Our old front door is now the door between their living area and storage area.]

[And then it was on to Bemidji (about 30 miles from the kids’ place), the first city on the Mississippi, and their first encounter with Paul Bunyan and Babe, the blue ox.]

[The supervisor takes a picture of . . . us?]

[The sculpture marsh by the lake.]

[Scott ventures out onto the 6,000+ acre monster that is Lake Bemidji.]

[It’s Ruthie and Vickie and . . . I’ve forgotten the statue’s name (I don’t think it’s Chief Bemidji).]

[Mother Earth]

[Bemidji is also the city of a sculpture on every corner.  Most of these are new to me.  They get changed on occasion. Here’s a sampling.]

It was time to head for home.  But we were hungry.  Where to eat?  Aha!  Dorset is on the way home!  You’ve seen Dorset on these “pages.”  The Restaurant Capital of the World; home of the Dorset Daily Bugle, published annually whether there’s any news or not; what fun?  How to get there?  The first road we tried was a dirt road, we backtracked and found the next road – pavement!  It was exactly as advertised – a main street, i.e., the entire town of about one block with restaurants on both sides.

[Fajita Loop?]

[A boardwalk!]

[Where we ate – and brought more styrofoam boxes of food home.]

[After dinner, caught “sitting on my ass.”]

[Then the supervisor caught me . . .]

Once home, the continuing saga that was my birthday:

[Once aspired to be a stud muffin; has since come to terms with merely being a muffin.]

There’s one more day . . .

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to We had company, III-2

  1. Jami says:

    You are ADORABLE at 65…

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