Or would You?
A place where spirits roost.
Craving an eating experience one won't forget?
I'm guessing you wouldn't be interested
in eating anywhere near this lovely sign either.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
Okay I know this is spot on!
"If more of us valued food and cheer
and song above hoarded gold
it would be a merrier world."
What is it about the neglected, ignored and abandoned
that stands out so vividly to some of us?
I'll never abandon a mystery waiting to be solved
or a place once alive left idle and forgotten.
Always strive to uncover more.
Learn new things.
It will get you to places you've yet to experience.
The stately Hormel Mansion in Austin.
My treasured choices to bring home.
Be not obsessed with life's problems;
Be challenged by its possibilities.
My point to this post and I'll be the first to admit it,
I'm a full fledged Road Tripper.
After a 78 mile road trip to Austin, Minnesota
to visit the newly remodeled Spam Museum it was time to revisit the rural towns leading to Austin, which one discovers off the beaten path.
Yes, the back roads. They always lead somewhere.
Of course a bright red supper club will always stand out especially on this white
and grey winter afternoon.
Lansing Corners who knew?
Towns are like people.
Old ones often have character,
the new ones are interchangeable.
I grew up in Lansing, Michigan so this was a necessary detour since I had no idea this place existed in Minnesota.
While road tripping I feel myself
coming to life
like a cross between detective and wolf.
Silent streets and thoughts of voices
across the boulevards of my mind.
I sense a strife
of interests were at play
long ago, and costly.
What remains mostly,
are their choices
a chatty Blue Jay
and a deer grazing, eating
by the side of the road.
Faithless is he who says farewell
when the road darkens.
I first traveled Route 66 with my family nearly every summer to Arizona from Michigan to visit with my grandfather. I'm sure we stopped at this very place, or one much like it because I always questioned the misspelling.
If you can, journey the revamped Route 66 there are so many places refurbished and ready to serve you.
The mind once enlightened
cannot again become dark.
Thanks for stopping by your visits mean everything to me.
Take good care of you.