Warning.... lots of pictures were taken, and shared here
When ever we are Up North on Long Lake vacationing,
we make time to go to town, the town being Park Rapids.
We love to browse the shops, eat at our favorites and visit the candy stores.
Main street is unique in that cars park in the middle of the road as well as diagonal along the curbs.
The store fronts are adorned with beautiful hanging flowers
This German restaurant has intricate details on the roof dormers
The Tin Ceiling...
Loved how they display their old record albums
A drawer full of old utensils, I love the stenciling on the front.
Two candy store have been on opposite sides of the street for as long as I've been going to Park Rapids, I dont really have a favorite, they each seem unique in their own way...
I think "Cuzzins"has the best assortment of taffy
bought a whole bag full, good stuff!
Fudge....always got to have some of this too
Then there's Aunt Belle's....
The beginnings of fudge,
this big cauldron is full of butter and other yummy ingredients as the
young lady stirs...and stirs....and stirs. "About 45 minutes for fudge" she tells me.
I passed this up, but it was hard
They make all their chocolates
Cant forget about "Ben Franklin", Love this store
Audrey just had to pick one flower, after all there are hundreds of them :)
We have a favorite eatery...
It still has the "back-in-the-day" look
They make yummy sub sandwiches and have many many flavors of hand scooped ice cream.
Carson is ready for some food, this was his first visit.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour of one of our favorite up north towns
I'll be posting on a NEW favorite next time...stay tuned :)