Travel 8 August 2017

Many people travel over Labor Day weekend and I’m sure get to see marvelous sights or visit with folks they haven’t seen in a while, or fish and camp and have any number of great adventures.

Not having a lot of time, we decided not to let that hold us back and we hit the road Thursday afternoon to shave off 350 miles of our almost 900 mile trek to Rollag, Minnesota. We have a system for traveling on my work days. My husband drives while I work on my computer using my cell phone hot spot.

Friday’s drive north through Nebraska, South and North Dakota, and on into Minnesota was beautiful and green, rolling and in turns flat. Reaching the Western Minnesota SteamThresher Reunion grounds late on Friday afternoon, we were just in time for a rain storm and to peruse the lay out of the grounds so we’d know what we wanted to be sure to see on Saturday.

So many magnificently huge steam tractors, threshing machines, antique tractors, horse powered farm implements, stationary engines, and, ice-cream stands! The barns and restored farm houses and bread baking in wood fired stoves, and too many Minneapolis Molines to even count-like heaven to me.

Roaming the grounds all day Saturday, we had a blast. We’d meet up by the engines, go our separate ways, only to meet up by the engines again. Exhausted, we couldn’t stop smiling and talking about everything we’d seen. After a bit of sleep, we were back on the road early Sunday morning and home by five that evening, our spirits were fed and we were ready to get back to work at home.

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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