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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oh the places I go...



Who says that posing with a gigantic statue of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox is just for kids. Pssshhhtttt...Whatever.

Thankfully, I get to travel to the outermost regions of Minnesota to see equally huge and disturbing paper-mache-like statues of weirdness. Like the giant Norseman in Alexandria who claims that his resting place is the "Birthplace of America." I don't know about you, but I'm in no position to argue with a three-story-high dude carrying a shield and long, sharp sword-thingy.


And then there's always this. Which thankfully is no longer in my territory so I don't have to drive by it and mutter out loud, "What the F...?"

Not only are there sculptures, but there are also other entertaining things to do in Northern Minnesota...

Ahhhh, yes, the "Meatball Supper." Which is not to be confused with the "Pancake Breakfast" or the "Spaghetti Dinner." Bring your own caserole and pan of "bars" (pronounced "bahrs")and you're in like Flynn.

People "Up North" also like to shoot things...

Hmmmmm...I'm not even going to go there with this one.

But there are also many other beautiful things to see when you're in the middle of nowhere. Like this...
And this...
And especially this.
...Which is a far cry from civilization, but a little closer to heaven.

6 comments:

Bud said...

Priceless stuff. Thanks for showing me that hunk of America.

Sandra said...

Oh hell no Babe the Big Blue Ox is for everyone. Heh, no lutefisk dinners going huh? I thought out in those parts they ate it all year round.

Sunfish said...

Nice pics! Is that Church the ol' Baptist church on Beltrami 2 blocks off the lake? I'm not kidding! It looks like the one a few doors down from the house where me Ma grew up. That would be funny!

Momentary Academic said...

Your last line is perfection, Jenni. You've a got a good eye for pictures. Minnesota needs you on its travel board.

Jenni said...

Bud: My pleasure!

Sandra: Lutefisk is the food of Satan, and if it really isn't and I'm making that up? It should be.

E: No...It was in the middle of nowhere...right across the street from the "Meatball Supper" sign, which I believe is in Elizabeth. However, there are so many neat old churches out there...I want to start taking more pictures of them.

M.A: That moment in time was perfection. Actually, it was taken at the cabin in Northern Wisconsin, which is just like northern MN...I can't wait to get back up there!

Danika said...

Cool pics! There's all sorts of good stuff like that on www.roadsideamerica.com