Friday, July 22, 2011

Minnesota Summer (part 3)

I drove part of the Otter Tail Trail, one of Minnesota’s Scenic Byways, expecting to see Inspiration Point and one steel sculpture in Vining, MN of The Foot.
I did, of course, see The Foot and didn’t expect to see so much more!
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These are scattered around this small town.
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And these are all in the park.
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I missed some sculptures.

Back on the trail to an unexpected site and it must not be a state
site since it was open.
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So I hiked up the hill and you could see for a loooong way, the
flag on the pole and nothing else. It was a beautiful day for a hike.
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Then again the Minnesota State Government had their say:
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Fortunately, at the bottom of Inspiration Peak is a very nice
restaurant and it was getting late in the day. After a good meal,
the drive back to the RV park was about 45 minutes.
 Otter Tail Trail

I certainly did not see all of the Otter Tail Trail. I’ll save the rest for another year.
Minnesota Summer part 4 will be the last. I’m heading for Missouri August 1st. The annual conference for Missouri Community Betterment is October 16 and 17. Until then I’m scheduled to be in Branson assisting with conference preparations. For the fourth year, I most likely will be judging communities for the statewide competition, the week of September 11th. I’ll also make a few trips to see Mom before heading to “Snowbird Country”, in Aransas Pass, Texas!

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