Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Part Two of Our Minnesota Vacation

Our first morning in Minnesota we stopped at Paul Bunyan Land.  Now, for those of you unfamiliar with Paul, here is a link to a bit about him. When you first enter the complex, at the booth where you pay, apparantly there is a microphone that the ticket seller uses to alert big Paul of your name, so he greats you when you enter.


Really a cute thing! There is so much to see here as the owners have set up this whole Pioneer Village part of the park, with just thousands of antiques! I can not imagine how many auctions etc, this family had to go to in order to amass this collection!

One of the many things I found interesting was this old timey school bus. And yes, those are runners on it to pull it over frozen lakes! And note the heater in it to keep the children from freezing. I made sure and shared these pics with the grandchildren when I got home. It was sure hard for them to imagine going to school being pulled in an enclosed little shed on runners, being pulled by horses!




There were various rides and attractions here also.  A funhouse mine, a spook house and others!



Gerald and I each have no trouble reaching our inner child and had a really fun time here!


The county we had our cabin in was called Ottertail County! Now you know how I feel about otters!!



One big thrill of the whole trip was being able to get up close and personal with my first loon! This fella was a real show off! My husband said that it was rare one would stick around the boat so long, so I felt very fortunate!










Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Two posts in one day! Slow down, Leslie! We can't take more than one post a day! LOL! Really glad to have you back! I missed you and the family!

*Ulrike* said...

What a great post! I do remember Paul Bunyan!! What a wonderful area to spend vacation time, my hubby would love all that peace and quiet. That school bus is a hoot! It's great to see all the photos of the two of you having such a wonderful time.
Take Care,

Comfrey Cottages said...

oh nancy, i have missed blogging and missed especially keeping up with your blog this summer!
ulrike, yes, this is an ideal spot to vacation if you want some peace and quiet and not a lot of huppla!
glad to be back ladies. love and hugs to you both:)