Day 75

Big Ole

June 10th, 2010



This statue raises a couple of questions. They’re answered here and here, and also here, sort of.

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Civic pride!

June 10th, 2010


Day 75

An odd little park

June 10th, 2010


Day 75

Lake Agnes

June 10th, 2010



It’s a one-hundred-in-a-million kind of place. Reduce your fractions…

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A child’s empathy

June 10th, 2010



Just before the camera started recording, he asked me, "What’s your job?"

This was my first attempt at strapping the camera to the cart.

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A beautiful ad

June 10th, 2010


Day 75

Central Lakes Trail

June 10th, 2010



I’m onto a new trail, but the mile markers still match up with the old railroad mileposts.

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Enormous ant hill!

June 10th, 2010


Day 75

Toilet paper?

June 10th, 2010



For miles I passed over hundreds of sealed cracks in the pavement, covered with what looked like toilet paper.

Day 75

Toilet paper!

June 10th, 2010



I finally stopped to look more closely, and it really was toilet paper! I could see the imprinted pattern and the perforations between squares. Weird!

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It’s a game refuge

June 10th, 2010



Not a sign refuge

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Yesterday: 30 miles!

June 10th, 2010



A new high for me on this trip. For those wondering about my shoes, here they are. I wore through my first pair just before I got to Minneapolis, so Mom brought these with her when she flew out (I left a couple of extra pairs with my parents before I started the trip). I also have an older backup pair I’ve been wearing occasionally.

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Duane and Sherri

June 10th, 2010



A very kind couple. Duane set up a cot for me in the garage to keep me out of the rain, and Sherri made me three delicious meals, the highlight of which was a homemade milkshake!

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Target practice

June 10th, 2010


Day 76

Ford Fairlane

June 10th, 2010



1950s?




But I had no idea they exist in Minnesota!

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Chameleon grass

June 10th, 2010


Day 76

My last day on the trail

June 10th, 2010



And I didn’t encounter another person the entire time.