We took a road trip in mid September to visit family. Eight days, seven nights, five motels, and four states later, we returned home. I brought two pairs of jeans and never wore them. It was too hot! It took a week to catch up at work and at home after returning. It’s chilly in Wyoming now. We had snow above 8000 feet and freezing temperatures here in the valley at night. Fall has arrived, so fall yardwork has commenced. In other news-I have been accepted for publication in an anthology and will be listing an affiliate marketing link on this blog for anyone who wants to buy the book.
We roamed around the farmer’s market in Faribault, Minnesota and wandered around the historic downtown area. Faribault has more buildings on the National Historic Register than any other city its size in Minnesota. There are a number of tours available, seen at this link: http://visitfaribault.com/info/tours/
Faribault, Minnesota is the county seat, with a population of 23,352 at the 2010 census. It’s around 50 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s in Southern Minnesota, and is located at the confluence of the Cannon and Straight Rivers, two tributaries that played a vital role in the city’s early development. It was the opportunity to fur trade with the Dakota Sioux Indians living along these rivers that brought Alexander Faribault, the city’s French Canadian founder, to the area in 1826.
Minnesota is vastly different from my beloved Wyoming. It has very small mountains, and it is lush and green. The rolling hills, farmland, red barns and dairy cows provide ample opportunities for photographers. If you decide to explore Faribault, there are city hiking trails and many opportunities to fish locally. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and people love to camp and fish. The proximity to the cities is beneficial for those who like to shop. The mall of America is a short drive away.
I highly encourage everyone to journey to a different destination if you have the means and availability. Smell different scents, hear different sounds and drive in six lanes of traffic. Feel the emotions that surface when you are out of your comfort zone. Plan a trip, expand your horizons.
“ Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert.”