The Mr. and I decided we needed a road trip on Saturday.
I'm so glad I have a husband that is willing to ride along and be glad about it.
I get no grumbling from my man.
It get us out of the house, we have some good conversations and enjoy just being together.
We headed south of Rochester, to some of my most favorite parts of Southern Minnesota
"God's country" my dad would say.
A few years ago my Dad introduced me to BuckSnort Dam, (east of Chatfield),
this is the true color of the water here, it's a blue-green all year long
We never really have a agenda, we just know the general direction we want to head,
so we start driving and see what we can see.
Pilot Mound is a township 10 miles east of Chatfield
I saw this little white church (with a steeple) and had to check it out.
To my surprise and delight it was unlocked.
Oh you know I went in....
I fell in love with this little country church, the wooden pews,
the quaint sanctuary so small and inviting.
After checking out the sanctuary, I went up a steep flight of stairs
to a small balcony that housed about 8 folding chairs,
perhaps a small choir sits up there?
Then, I saw the ladder.
I decided not push my luck, and stayed off it, but I know it led to the steeple.
Back down I went, this time one more flight of stairs to the fellowship hall.
I just had to smile as I pictured it full of members & guests enjoying
some sort of Christmas dinner. Maybe they host a lutefisk dinner
like so many Lutheran churches in the fall.
Another 10 mile further east on Co rd 30 we run into
Arendahl Lutheran Church.... Beautiful church, bigger and locked :(
Time for lunch...Rushford is just down the road
The creamery...a favorite
Rushford has some beautiful old homes,
I was coveting this one!
and then there's this.....