Saturday

Road Trip!

When we heard Charlene the Weather Lady say that Friday was going to be the last nice day we’d be having for awhile, Jim decided we should take a road trip.  So off we go over to Minnesota to check out a town we’ve seen on the news and on some other regional shows.   After arriving there we both were trying to remember just exactly why we thought this would be an interesting town to visit.  We drove around town, up and down the main street, all the time looking for something…anything interesting.   Nothing there, but on the other side of the highway was this big ski jump.  So we’re thinking, maybe that’s what all the hoopla was about.  P1090005But that wasn’t enough.  We thought there had to be more around here than a ski jump and a bunch of empty buildings.  So back to the highway and right there on the other side of the road was another town called Bovey.  On the main drag was an antique store/cafe.  Okay, this is starting to look much better, just the type of businesses we like.  The antique store had nice stuff and decent prices.  PA220004The cafe was wonderful.  It’s a mom and pop place with real homemade food.  Jim had the special of the day, a dish called Sarma, which is Serbian cabbage rolls.  He loved it.  I had a chicken teriyaki salad.  Both came with warm, homemade, whole wheat rolls that were excellent.
As we were getting back in the truck, we noticed a big marker in front of the Village Hall.  Always love reading about small towns claim to fame.  Well, low and behold, Bovey is the home of a very famous photograph.   Who hasn’t seen this picture?  My parents had it over our dining room table and it’s seen everywhere.  GraceWell, the photographer and the man were from Bovey.  Here’s the story of it if you’re interested in learning the history of this famous picture called Grace.
It was another good road trip through some very interesting areas of Minnesota.  On our way to Bovey, Highway 2  went through miles and miles of spruce and tamarack swamp.  On the loop back, the road went through the Iron Ore Range and past Hibbing, the home of Bob Dylan and finally to the top of Duluth, before going across the Blatnick Bridge and back to Wisconsin.P1090012

10 comments:

GreatGranny said...

I'm familiar with this painting but did not know the history behind it.
Nice photos of a place I'll never see, love the last one.

Elaine said...

Very cool picture of the bridge. I have that picture hanging in our dining room, always liked it.

Toodie said...

It's great when a weather predictor is right. Oh how I giggled and could relate to going somewhere and then wondering why I went there for?? What a great road trip you had. Expresso AND antiques. Whoo Hoo my kindah place! Ma Brown started this thing ya know. Wow all the way up to Duluth! Loved your photos and Mom had a picture of "Grace" on the wall too for years. Have a great weekend! Give Molly hugs! Thank you so for the package my friend.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Now THAT is a bridge I would LOVE to see!

Strangely I haven't seen that painting but if I ever do see a reproduction..it's mine. :-)

Beth said...

That sounds like a really great outing. I have seen the painting before but I have never owned a copy. Very nice!

Sherry said...

Another fun road trip! Is that bridge the one that goes from LaCross to Minn? It sure looks familiar.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

What nice trip that was. I think I've seen a copy of that picture. It really is a nice one.

Cindy said...

@Sherry, that's one of two bridges that cross from Superior to Duluth. Both are tall and kinda scary.

MissBeth said...

sounds like you had a great road trip, nice day out before winter sets in. Love the pic of the bridge, looks like a very nice area.

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