LOCATION: Rochester, Minnesota
CAMPGROUND: Oxbow Park
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