Making our way through Minnesota

LOCATION:  Mankato, Minnesota – in central part of state
CAMPGROUND:  Sawmill Campground..  This is a commercial RV park with all the amenities – pull-through sites with picnic tables and firepits, full hook-ups, ok bathrooms, wifi.  Nice hosts and spacious sites.  $30/night.  4 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Cold and dreary.  High 48
DRIVE:  3 hours

We had to leave the winery where we stayed last night (Round Lake through Harvest Hosts) fairly early as they were setting up for an 11:00 AM wedding.  I’m afraid it was not going to be a very pleasant out-door wedding as it is cold and spitting rain. 

We drove through rain and under overcast skies.  Might as well be in a car. 

Since we didn’t have far to go, we arrived in Mankato before we could check in at the RV park, we killed an hour in the Mankato Brewery.  Good beers.  Lots of social distancing, since the place is cavernous.

Most of the RVers in this campground are snow-birds and are getting ready to go south after spending the summer here. 

You know that we are in Minnesota when you see ice-fishing houses used as RVs…

We had a quiet afternoon, watching TV, reading books, and munching on popcorn.  Since we have electricity, we are nice and toasty with our electric space heater.  A good way to spend a dreary afternoon.

DINNER:  Those peppers George picked and I sauteed yesterday.  I added onion, mushroom, and Italian sausage.  First course was a caprese salad with one of the perfect tomatoes we picked a few days ago. 

BOOK:. “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.  This is based on a true story about several women’s experiences (German, Polish, and American) during WWII.  Very moving.  5 stars out of 5

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