Sunday, June 25, 1995

1995 Midwest Trip II (6/25/1995)

Sunday, June 25, 1995
The next day, June 25th, we were up at 7:00 am because we were still operating on Eastern time. Stopped in Eau Claire, WI to see Paul Bunyan's Logging Camp and the local history museum, which included Lars Anderson's log house. This house was built at the same time in which the American Girl series Kirsten Larson lived. Brynne has read all of the American Girls series books.
Paul Bunyan, Tamiko, Brynne, and Babe the Blue Ox
at Paul Bunyan's Logging Camp
Paul Bunyan, Brynne, and Babe the Blue Ox
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp
Lumbermen's Cook Shanty
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp
Lumberman's Bunkhouse
Chippewa Valley Museum: Dentist and Doctor Offices
Chippewa Valley Museum: Ice Cream Parlor with Brynne
Chippewa Valley Museum: Dollhouse
Chippewa Valley Museum: Lars Anderson Log House (c 1866)
Chippewa Valley Museum: Sunnyview School
(1882 one-room schoolhouse)
Next we drove into Minnesota, and stopped in another state capital, St. Paul.
Minnesota State Capitol (1896-1905, by Cass Gilbert modeled
on St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican)
Cathedral of St Paul (1906-1915, by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray
in Classical revival style)
The weather had been hot and humid, but now a rainstorm hit as we entered Minneapolis. Kent found us as we arrived at the Hilton Hotel. He had just finished his business at the trade show. Together, we then went to the Mall of America, spending most of our time at Knott's Camp Snoopy, the 7-acre theme park in the middle of the mall. We bought a 100-point pass, which was scanned at each ride to deduct points. Brynne's favorite ride was the kiddie roller coaster.
Mall of America: Kent and Brynne at Knott's Camp Snoopy
Tamiko and Brynne
Kent and Brynne play mini golf
Kent and Brynne in a bumper car
Brynne and Kent on the roller coaster
Brynne and Kent on the roller coaster
Mall of America: The LEGO Store display
Inside the LEGO Store
On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at Minnehaha Falls which was made famous in Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha".
Minnehaha Falls
Statue of Hiawatha and Minnehaha (1887, by Jacob Fjelde, recast 1912)
John H Stevens House (1850, first frame house in Minneapolis, MN)
Next: Midwest Trip III.

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