A Zillion Miles For A Dirty Shirt
I just completed an 1126 mile book tour/college send-off. My equilibrium has me thinking I'm still in motion. It is a weird sensation. I saw a ton of sites, old and new. At the moment I'm too tired to write about any of it, but thought I'd give a flavor for what the experience brought. I'll expand on more of it after my next zillion mile adventure. I have much to tell and realize I probably should have taken notes. Alas, I was living the moment and, anyway, why start now?
|My course of travel, with several stops and a few U-turns along the way.
|That right there's called a Dad on the Dash.
|Mickey's Diner - A St. Paul Landmark with great burgers. Ben's new favorite.
|Mom's apartment primed and ready for her move-out.
|Caramel Rolls and bakery.
|Duluth by bluff. Foggy, misty and beautiful. Ben said it looked like a "model set".
|Fitgers Books. My books were sold out. I asked them to order more!
|Two Harbors Library - Donated a copy of Dirty Shirt.
|Ely Library. (A new location being constructed.) Donated a copy of Dirty Shirt.
|Family surprise at the signing. Notice the clean Dirty Shirt shirts. Got me one!
|The family took a 3 hour cruise on the party pontoon on Shagawa Lake.
|Family, immediate and extended. Love surrounds me.
|The establishment is gone, but the shirt lives on.
|The recently reconstructed swinging bridge in Jay Cooke State Park. (Flooded in 2012)
|Ben crossing the St. Louis River
|Panorama of Jay Cooke
|Too much Beauty.
|Hiking the river's edge.
|Lightning show within a single cloud.
|Minnesota State Fair favorite food.
|A great day at a great fair.
|St. Paul Public Library - Hayden Branch. Donated a copy of Dirty Shirt
|Paid a visit here. Met a possible relative.
|Moving day at the U of M
|Crossed this Mississippi River bridge hundreds of times many years ago.
|Mom's apartment door for the last time. On to a new chapter.