This lovely day started with a great breakfast at the Greenwood Cafe in Tomah before hitting the road and heading west through Minnesota. If you are in the area you have to check it out. I am getting hungry now just looking at the picture…such a fond memory! A hearty breakfast that will get you through the day and some very nice people! I had no particular plans for the day, nothing on the I-90 route that had stops for today though tomorrow I will be visiting the Spam Museum and the Jolly Green Giant Statue along with Sprout…it’s okay, you can laugh! Who would think there would be a Spam Museum? But then again, I never thought there would be a Jello Museum either. 🙂
Driving to MN I did a side trip to to visit the Mississippi River Valley…not 100% sure why except there was something on the rGPS app I thought I needed to see…pretty country either way.
Researching the area and where a decent hotel might be I decided to head to Rochester MN and spend the night at a Hilton Homewood Suites. One quick night in town before I moved toward South Dakota.
Checking out of the hotel I had a very busy day planned with a lot of stops as I headed toward a new destination. As mentioned, I went to see the Spam Museum in Austin MN where there were some extremely friendly people to greet me at the door. I did bring Mr. Potato Head aka Mr. PH in with me and of course a lot of questions were asked. This place is amazing and gives a lot of history that I was not aware of…not just related to Spam either.
The day also included a stop at the Jolly Green Giant Statue and let’s not forget Sprout! It was drizzling out when I got here and I was the only one around…nice! This stop is in a lovely town named Blue Earth, MN.
I have a fascination with churches, steeples and crosses so it is required that if I see a church that catches my attention I must stop. One such church in Austin, MN was St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. It was beautiful and in a residential area…which for some reason surprised me.
It is a spectacular church!
The rest of the day is continuing my drive toward Sioux Falls, SD and enjoying the sunset after I checked into my room at the Hilton Garden Inn. I should mention I got a wonderful upgrade which was kind of a shame since I would only be here the one night. Also, note the road sign for Kiester…seen the commercial? There is a Kiester out there! HAHAHA
Tomorrow I will be moving toward Mitchell, SD…lots to see so be sure to come back!
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett
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