Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Second Day in Minnesota

I forgot a couple pictures yesterday that were supposed to be
included, so I'll start with them.  The first was the Welcome to Minnesota sign along I-90.  The second sign was what we saw after we turned off I-90 to enter the town of Welcome.


We are staying at an RV Park called Checkers, and it is very nice place.  Today we set off to go to Austin to visit the Spam Museum.  On the way, we took a brief stop to see the town of Blue Earth, the home of the Jolly Green Giant.

Then we went on to Austin, only to find that the Spam Museum had closed last year.  They are "re-inventing" the museum, and it will re-open next spring.  They had moved the merchandise over to a temporary location inside the "Games People Play" Store, so we went there. 

Mary took the first picture in front of the store; we always liked Spammy! 

After we got home, we put the new Spam tee shirts on Willie & Millie for a family picture.  As you can see, we don't have a lot of hair left after the hair cuts we got on Thursday.  
Today is our last day with Mary.  We played Mexican Train this afternoon, and then had a nice dinner together.  She will head west, stopping once more in Sioux Falls to pick up some mail that had not arrived yet when we were there last week.  Then she will continue west until she reaches Idaho, Washington and Oregon to sell her crafts at Native   American Pow Wows.  We will meet up around October or November back in southern California.  As noted, we will go north to Wapiti Campground in Elk River, Minnesota to see my sister Judy, for a couple days before we begin our travels east through Wisconsin and beyond.  We hope to see many of you on our travels.   
Many of our friends have rescued pets, especially dogs from animal shelters.  Due to very tight budgets, many shelters are having to euthanize wonderful animals that could be delightful, loving pets.  I would like to ask you to consider opening your hearts, and your homes to a shelter dog or cat whenever possible.  Both of our dogs are rescue animals, and we couldn't find more loving wonderful pets anywhere else.  It's almost like they KNOW you saved their very lives, and they want to thank you for it every day.  I'm sure it is no coincidence that the word DOG is GOD reflected, because the love a dog gives you is like a reflection of God's love for us.  If you or someone you know is looking for a loving, canine or feline companion, please urge them to rescue a shelter animal, and please don't reject dogs of a certain breed, because many breeds have been given a "bad rap" that they don't deserve. 
Take care and stay well.  Bye for today.

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