Saturday, July 9, 2011

Go East, Young Men (part 9)

Great rural Minnesota scene to start our day on July 9th, 1981:

North of Luverne, Minnesota

We dropped in on Pipestone National Monument for lunch. Here there are large deposits of a gorgeous soft red rock, which indigenous tribes e.g. the Dakota Sioux have carved into pipes and other objects for centuries.

Coupla shots above show the pipestone formations. Growing up amongst geologists taught me to throw my shoe in there for a sense of scale.

A couple years ago Dave went back there on a trip with his family. Below are his kids in front of the Pipestone rock layers!

After lunch we cranked another 45 up to Marshall, Minnesota. There we had wonderful hosts to stay with. Dave's cousins, The Fedas, lived there and put us up for the night. Thanks, y'all. Here they are:

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