Day #87. Visiting the old ‘hood

LOCATION:  Rochester, Minnesota
CAMPGROUND:  Oxbow Park and Zoo
WEATHER:  Another scorcher.  High 94

One of the summer’s highlights when we lived in Rochester was the Saturday Farmers’ Market.  So, we headed there today.  We bought some veg and smoked trout.  We ran in to my former boss who now owns/manages a bee/honey enterprise.  It was fun talking with him again. 

Next to the farmers’ market grounds is Rochester’s iconic corn cob water tower.  It looks like it is  undergoing a paint job or maintenance.

Then, off to lunch with our daughter.  We went to a restaurant with a beautifiul patio.  It was too hot (for me) to sit outside, though.

Alexis took this picture of us inside the restaurant.   When our daughters were young, they were the ones on the electronic devices.  The tables have turned…..Whenever we have wifi, we focus on our tablets and phones to catch up.

We shared an ahi tuna poke bowl.

Then to check out one of the area’s newest breweries.  When we lived in Rochester, there were 0; now there are about 12. 

Then, back to the neighborhood where we lived while in Rochester -from  2000 – 2013.  One of our neighbors was having a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband.  How lucky we were with timing, so we could be part of the surprise!  Lots of family, friends, and neighbors came and enjoyed beers and a picnic on their driveway.  He was really surprised. 

Opening our gift…(beer, of course)

Back-door neighbor (great person!)

Here is our old house.

And our street in front of our house…

DINNER: Pulled pork sandwiches and other goodies at the birthday party.

8BOOK:  “The Last Mrs. Summers” by Rhys Bowen.  This is another mystery series that enjoy.  It features a kind of kooky woman who is related distantly to the Queen and gets herself into pickles.  Lots of fun reading it.  4 stars out of 5.

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