Love the Spam

Trip Start Jul 19, 2008
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Trip End Aug 01, 2008


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Sleep number bed that I was looking forward to was no more than a fancy aerobed. I do have to admit, I did have a comfortable rest when I got the bed dialed in. Melissa on the other hand, didn't really take advantage of the bed and felt it in the morning.

Rochester, MN was kind of in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the Mayo clinic. Everyone seemed to be affiliated with the clinic somehow or another. As I was paying for my parking and asking the kind parking attendant to do something for me, she just kept saying oh yahh and kept doing what she was doing. She never did put that ticket in the envelop like I had asked. After hitting the garage clearance sign of 7 ft, we sped off to our next destination.

Austin, MN. What is in Austin, MN you may ask. The most delicious processed salty meat product which can sustain an army of men. SPAM. Yes we made it to the Spam museum. I went myself as Mel and Isabel didn't much care for processed meat. The best part of the museum, IT WAS FREE. Spam is a combination of Ham, Pork, salt, sugar and water. They had a movie, some history, and a participation area. You could pack SPAM, and package it to see how long it took you. (it was just a bean bag, not the actual thing). Then lo and behold, around the corner, a beacon of light came into the room saying, " Would you like to sample some SPAM?" They had all kinds, hot and spicy, cheese spam, honey spam, and plain. Yummmmy.

After dragging myself out of the museum and gift shop, we went off to another landmark of sorts. Sophie insisted on going to Blue Earth, MN. Why you ask. She wanted to get her picture taken with the Jolly Green Giant, of course. This area also marked the halfway point along Interstate 90, and our trip.

Our next stop was Corn Palace. This complex is covered and designed in corn. Corn on the cob, corn husk, and all parts corn to make a mural. The whole building is covered in corn. Supposedly they change the design each ear. (hehehe)

We finally made our destination for this leg of the trip. Chamberlain, SD. Not much going on in the hotel. Just a room in which they pride themselves in the soundproofing, and the fact that its in the middle of nowhere. The funny thing is, the place is booked. I guess Sturgis is next weekend and people are starting to show up.
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