Saying good-bye to Rochester

CAMPGROUND: Another night at Autumn Woods. Our last!
LOCATION: Rochester, MN, in SE part of state
WEATHER: Very nice. Sunny. High 88

Today is our last full day in Rochester, and it was pretty busy, as the others have been. In the morning, I did a bunch of cooking, while the day was still cool, to prep for upcoming stays in Harvest Host sites without electricity and water.

Then, off to lunch with our daughter and her boyfriend. We sat on their front deck, enjoying the scenery and good weather. George spotted this scooter in front of her house. Rochester has been experimenting with this mode of travel, and you see these city-purchased scooters all over town.

From there, a bit of shopping. Our daughter loves thrift shops, and “made me” expand my wardrobe. I got a bit carried away with all the good deals.

When we first moved here, this was Rochester’s primary landmark. It is in one of the vegetable packing plants in town.

Now, the skyline is quite different. Here are a few of the downtown buildings…

Time to rush to the dentist. I have been going to the same dentist for 19 years – Family Dentist Tree – http://familydentisttree.com and like them a lot. Today’s appointment was to put in my permanent crown. Not too painful.

Happy hour time. This was our final drop-in. Several co-workers came, and we had great conversation and not-too-shabby beers. We met up at Whistle Binkies North, a British styled pub that is just blocks from the house where we lived in Rochestser — whistlebinkiespub.com

After everyone went home, a smaller group – our daughter Alexis and her boyfriends’ parents – checked out a new taco joint in town — Taco JED. It is pretty funky and has excellent food. We sat outside on the patio and sampled each other’s tacos – tacojed.com

A great way to spend the last day of our Rochester visit.

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