LOCATION: Rochester, Minnesota
CAMPGROUND: Autumn Woods RV Park
WEATHER: Another beautiful day. Sunny. High 83. Cool at night
We met up with a former co-worker and his wife for lunch and a beer at a new bar/restaurant in town. It, like many others, has built a large patio area to attract customers who are wary of eating indoors. It was a lovely day. They have a great beer selection so George was happy!
Lots of Facebook photo memories popped up today. This was from 6 years ago when we were on our way to Alaska. We spent a few days in fun Dawson City, Yukon where George flirted with the can-can girls. He was in heaven there, too!
This memory was from 4 years ago when we did a housesitting assignment in Bangkok, Thailand. That has been one of our most unique experiences….the cat got really sick (diabetic coma) and we had to rush him to a pet hospital, all with a pretty steep language barrier. Everything ended well. While the cat recuperated in the pet hospital, we had a lot of free time to explore the city, sometimes in a tuk tuk…
We stopped by our daughter’s apartment to take showers. The showers here at the RV park are closed. We could use our own shower in the Airstream, but that would mean emptying it all out, as it serves as our primary storage area …..and wine cellar. Afterwards, we went back to Trader Joe’s for more shopping. They were only allowing a certain number of people in the store at one time.
We have decided to change our route a bit. When we leave here tomorrow, we are going over to Nelson, Wisconsin along the Mississippi for 3 nights, rather than up North, Minnesota. It will mean less driving. We have to come back here next week for a follow-up appointment at Mayo, and it does not make sense to be going so far north, and then to return here. This will be easier on us.
DINNER: Baked potato topped with spaghetti sauce. Side was fresh broccoli in a cheese sauce.
BOOK: “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. I have read several of her books. I think she is a protege of Amy Tan. It is historical fiction, telling the story of a Chinese woman in the 1700s. 5 stars out of 5.