Before we left St. Ansgar we checked out this site
Mill Dam, so pretty against the pure white snow
Since St. Ansgar didn't have much, we decided to travel to Austin for Lunch,
right after crossing the Iowa border
we passed through Lyle Mn, a little town of 500
We believe this was the old train depot, not sure what it's used for now but according to some literature I found, it used to have "as many as a hundred people a day pass and check through the depot".
Passing through Lyle
Typical of a small township in the middle of nowhere
We look forward Lunch on our road trips, but we like to stay away from the chain restaurants.
We like the little diners/cafe's, or just about anything off the beaten path.....
We found this beauty in a residential area in Austin, MN
The women behind the counter was the owner, she quietly filled her orders, not really interested in small talk but she did tell me that her and her husband have owned this little deli for about 25 years.
The sandwiches were yummy with a secret mayo-based sauce.
A bag of chips and a pop to complete our lunch.