Mom's birthday was yesterday ...
My sister Jodi and I both had today off so we decided to meet
at a half-way spot to have lunch and celebrate our mom's birthday.
I didn't have my selfie stick so this is the best picture I could come up with.
Northfield MN was a perfect half-way spot and a lovely little town to explore.
We hit-up an antique store, a couple of gadgety stores, had lunch at a place called Rueb 'N' Stein's, then found a bakery for a little sweet something.
It was fun to celebrate mom and have her all to ourselves!
Anytime I'm on a road trip in the country there almost always is a
little country church and a cemetery that calls to me.
This one snuck up on me as I drove right past it.
That's ok, I don't mind pulling over, making a u-turn and returning to checking it out.
My heart starts to race as I walk up to the door, hoping I can explore the inside of the church
The exterior door was open, but sadly the interior door was locked.
I loved everything about this door, the knob, the hanging chain, the weathered wood, with a somewhat new coat of paint on it.
Around the back was a water pump, of course I had to try it out!
It was fully functional.
Overlooking the graveyard was an eagle carved out of an old fallen tree.
Such a detailed work of art.
The eagle sits upon a wooden cross, an extension of the tree stump.
Check out the eagles face...so sad
Do you think the artist meant for the eagle to look sad?
I just find it interesting, your thoughts...