Rick and I enjoyed a long weekend up north, we had friends stay with us, we did some projects, had a little R & R, and we took a little road trip.
I don't believe I have ever been to Bemiji, Mom???
Rick only remembers photo's of when he was a young boy and a visit to this Paul Bunyan.
Sometimes referred to as the Standing Paul Bunyan it's not as big as I expected.
Much smaller then the Sitting Paul that we visited in Brainard as a child.
Can you spot my "lumberjack" propped up next to Paul leg?
(dressed like him too)
Bemidji is only about 45 minutes from Our Lake cabin,
We took the back roads as we often do on a road trip.
It was a perfect day trip on a somewhat cool and cloudy day,
especially in the fall as the leaves are beginning to turn.
The town of Bemidji was quiet on this given day.
A bit past tourist season, and most shops are now closed on Sundays.
No worries there was plenty to see as Rick and I walked around
the city park that boarders Lake Bemidji.
A lot of towns now display large murals on sides of buildings featuring scenes from their city
This one was open
This city has lots of art displays at the street corners
Two cute metal pigs
a couple of mean looking wolves
This park appeared to be quite new,
either that or really well maintained.
Everything was unique to Northern Minnesota
A 3-D mural etched in this playground piece
You cant see it but this green slide was made up of little rollers to slide down.
A swing fit for a king
This might be a fun day trip for the grands,
I look forward to a return visit to this fun little town.