Sunday, June 18, 2017

This came out in response to those who were shocked when the Republican Congressman were shot at at baseball practice in Virginia, and the years of white supremacists demanding their followers to take up arms in defense of the 2nd Amendment during  the Obama Administration.
Yup.  One dollars worth of gas and we could cruise for the entire evening in my '54 Chevy.  Plus I worked weekends at the local car wash so i would always have a shiny clean car.
The aim of my trip was to attend a Twins game at Target Field.  It's a really nice stadium.

I kept score of the game, and kept quite busy keeping up.  Seattle kicked out butts 14-3.

You know where the Twins got their name?  From the "twin cities" of Minneapolis and St. Paul which sit on either side of the Mississippi River.

St. Paul is the state capital, and I drove over there on Wednesday before going to the Mall of America.  Big white building sitting on a hill.  It is barren around it.  They need to plant a park around it like we saw in Austin. It's busy there this weekend as they are having demonstrations over the not guilty verdict of an officer involved shooting that occurred in a Minneapolis suburb last summer.

The Alchemist, Cornelis Pietersz. Bega, 1663

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Yesterday I did some sight seeing in Northern Minnesota.Virginia, Minnesota, is where I lived from kindergarten to fifth grade.  Below is a photo I took yesterday of my old elementary school, Lincoln School.  It now houses a law firm.  I remembered it as being bigger.  LOL

Right after I took this photo it started to rain.  I found a McDonald's to hole up in for awhile.  My old neighborhood is old and run down.  The actual house I lived in has been torn down.  The last time I was here I learned there had been a meth lab in it so they tore it down.

The business next door to my old house is now an insurance office.  It was a funeral home when I lived here.  The high school looks the same, as does the Presbyterian church around the corner.  The old shirt factory where I used to sell newspapers after school is now a county office. 

I left Virginia and headed south to Duluth.  This is the aerial bridge that Duluth is famous for.  It was 58 degrees and the wind was howling off of Lake Superior when I took this.  There were big waves moving through the canal there to the left.