Downtown Rochester

Day 115

LOCATION:  Rochester, Minnesota
WEATHER:  Another nice one.  High 78

Before taking off for the day, we took a nice hike on one of the very well-maintained trails here at Oxbow.  It follows the Zumbro River up a cliff. 

Alexis and I met up for beauty shop appointments with my favorite Rochester beautician, who has been cutting my hair for 22 years!  I always feel like I should weigh myself after a hair cut, as my hair is very thick and heavy, and my head always feels so much lighter after a cut!

Alexis went home to nap as she has to work tonight.  George and I went to the Rochester Library to use their wifi.  We had to wire some money to a B&B where we are staying in France in September.  Quite tricky!

Then, we went to Rochester’s weekly Thursday street party – called Thursdays Downtown.  In the summer each Thursday, the City blocks off several streets.  Vendors set up – selling food, drink, jewelery, clothing, etc.  Bands on two streets provide nice background music.  It is a nice party!

Back at the campground, George built a good fire (as we are trying to use up all our firewood before we leave).  We munched on some peanuts and watched the fire.

DINNER:  Portabello sandwiches.  I made a filling with sauteed onion, garlic, and herbs.  George grilled the portabellos on the grill, then I added the filling plus some mozarellla.  I toasted some ciabatta rolls and made a tasty lettuce and heirloom tomato salad. 

BOOK:  “A Wedding in December” by Anita Shreve.  This is about a group of former classmates who get together after about 25 years for a wedding.  There is a story within a story as one of the characters is an author and while she is at this wedding writes a story about the Halifax, Nova Scotia huge harbor explosion and fire.  4 stars out of 5

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