This is how I found Hot Sam’s. Come on, could you drive past this and not turn back?
I think Nemo wants to explore Hot Sam’s Antiques…
My adventures at a unique Minnesota Mystery spot continues… What would you think if you found this scene in a Minnesota prairie?
The adventure continues through the oddities of Minnesota. Did you know that Petticoat Junction is here in our fair state?
Where and when in the Time-Space continuum did Caribou ever have signs like this? I found this in the the strangest place in Minnesota. Stay tuned for some really odd pictures…
I decided to venture out into the countryside away from the bright lights of the big city. Where would I go? No question, off to Blue Earth to see the Jolly Green Giant!
When they completed the transcontinental railroad, they drove a golden spike to celebrate the joining of the two lines. But in the modern era, when interstate 90 met in southern Minnesota, they celebrated by building a statue of the Jolly Green Giant. Go figure.
I found this awesome public art piece along the Kenilworth Bike Trail. Not sure if I can call it a Cairn, but Railroad Spike Jenga doesn’t really sound right. What’s a Cairn? I wrote a big article about cairns a while ago that strangely gets a lot of traffic, like always second to the home page in traffic.
Remember a few weeks ago when I posted the sadly derailed train car along the North Cedar Lake Regional trail? I am happy to report that all is well, the car is back on the tracks and this is one of the cool machines they used to put it back where it belongs. I was able to have a conversation with some of the crew and found out that these are the machines that they use to lift anything that’s off track, including locomotives! They pull up along side of what they are going to lift, the crane on the left is what they hook on to the lift and the thing on the right of the machine is a huge counterweight. They pick it up and just drive it to where it goes, just look at those treads! Locomotives weigh upwards of 350,000 pounds, so it needs to be pretty stout.
The North Cedar Lake Regional Trail runs just south of I-394. This trail offers a wide variety of perks, wildflowers, sunshine, smooth trails and best of all: trains — lots and lots of trains.
Looking east from above Uptown, you can see almost every avenue in Minneapolis from Hennepin to Minnehaha has it’s very own bridge that goes over the Greenway. It’s a very unique trail to check out, next time you are in Uptown, take a look or bring your bike and check it out. You can bike all the way to the Mississippi River on the Greenway trail. You’ll enjoy it!