|From the hardware store looking down to Main Street|
|The other direction down the street|
|One of three banks in this town, population 5000. |
In the 1940's when Jerry was growing up here, this was
the elementary school.
On my way back home with small bag in hand I stopped to photo our only traffic light at the highway intersection. Actually not much traffic even on the highways, but here are some photos of that intersection:
Our recent week of heat wave subsided and now we are enjoying lovely MN cooler weather, so much so that I wore a sweater over a top yesterday to church. But I love the cooler air, no complaints here and we feel this is a preview of we expect in August, 50 to 60 degrees.
Only 11 days until we depart "north to Alaska" for which preparation has consumed hours of my thought, planning and staging for packing. My wardrobe will be all casual, jeans, t's and layers. We were advised to pack a separate suitcase for the cruise at the tour's end; that bag will be held on the coaches that will transport us all over on land and delivered to our state room once we are on board our Celebrity Lines Millennium. We have done cruises in the past and are not impressed now with posing for captain's night or dressing up, in finery galore. Phooey, been there before, done that, and will opt for casual dining elsewhere on the ship. We know we will have rainy weather too, but we are prepared for that courtesy of our tour company, John Hall's who sent us each our monogrammed, dandy long length (for us short people) wind breaker aka rain jackets. A couple weeks ago when the box arrived with our gear, tote carry along bags, jackets, tags, luggage tags, itinerary, information, etc it was like Christmas.
|Staging clothes onto the bed|
Putting one guest bedroom to use or staging and packing, or for my wardrobe. Jerry is quite confident he can get his jeans shirts socks and underwear into his suitcase in no time, and he likely will. But I must ponder, a tiny bit of bling to go along with ultra casual...and then, what if I need.. and do not have it......well the short answer is "punt" or another 4 letter word would be, "shop."
It's a challenge packing suitcases, limited to weight and all the sort of business travelers who do not drive their own motor homes deal with all the time. However I am sure that I will meet the demands and after all since he has extra room in his suitcases, I can always use some of that. I think if I had lived in an earlier age I would have enjoyed steamer trunks filled to the brim accompanying me on voyages....that is if I were in the right elite traveling class.