The Super’s Summer Travelogue, Day 3

In our continuing efforts to educate and entertain, with various or no degrees of success, yesterday’s discoveries included Batman’s hometown, an escaped giraffe, the alternative name for “gym,” the place famed in a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, and our hometown for many years. We also found “Waldo,” but the Super sped by at such a high rate of speed I missed it.

August 2

The Super and I went for a 40-minute walk this morning (before hell arrives this afternoon) all for the sake of you lovers of fine art. In 2011, “The Walldogs” converged on historic downtown Plymouth, Wisconsin, and produced 25 murals, presented in chronological order. Is Alex Next?

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8-2-15-1 - Copy 8-2-15-2 - Copy 8-2-15-3 - Copy 8-2-15-3-1 - Copy 8-2-15-3-2 - Copy 8-2-15-4 - Copy 8-2-15-4-1 - Copy 8-2-15-5 - Copy 8-2-15-6 - Copy 8-2-15-7 - Copy 8-2-15-8 - Copy 8-2-15-9 - Copy 8-2-15-10 - Copy 8-2-15-10-1 - Copy 8-2-15-11 - Copy 8-2-15-11-1 - Copy 8-2-15-12 - Copy 8-2-15-12-1 - Copy 8-2-15-13 - Copy 8-2-15-13-1 - Copy 8-2-15-14 - Copy 8-2-15-14-1 - Copy 8-2-15-15 - Copy 8-2-15-15-2 - Copy 8-2-15-16 - Copy 8-2-15-17 - Copy 8-2-15-17-1 - Copy 8-2-15-18 - Copy

8-1-15-100(19) - Copy

8-2-15-20 - Copy 8-2-15-21 - Copy 8-2-15-22 - Copy 8-2-15-23 - Copy 8-2-15-24 - Copy 8-2-15-25 - Copy

[And the following are other shots around Plymouth that morning . . . ]

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[The Super heads for her car outside our lodging, depicted in the painting.]

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[You just never know what you’ll find in a bookstore window.]

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[Then it was on to Elkhart Lake, where our first stop was the Victorian Village.  We had a couple hours to kill before we could check in at camp, so we thought we’d just sit at the lake and people watch.  Rita, Beth, and Chris soon joined us, and we enjoyed . . . ]

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[Some adult beverages at the Tiki Bar.  What’s not to like about that?  🙂  ]

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[The camp must have remained solvent through our stay as we weren’t kicked out.  The following video shows how we are greeted every year.  A shout out to the camp counselors who do their best to keep we fogies entertained all week.]

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.  ~  Susan Heller

Up next:  Camp.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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One Response to The Super’s Summer Travelogue, Day 3

  1. jamig4 says:

    Those counselors were not too excited… But love the photos of the murals!

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