New Ulm Exploring
On Saturday, we had an off day in New Ulm and several of us went the the Schell's Brewery. It's a local family owned brewery operating in New Ulm and produces about 8 kinds of beer for consumption in the neighboring 8 states. Good stuff. I had a bunch of it to drink on Friday night, the night that we got into town. About 8 of us went to Rodney's on Minnesota street in New Ulm and hung out until midnight. Haven't done that in years and years, and had a blast.
|Girls just wanna have fun ! Sarah, Sharon & Reesh|
|Brewery copper kettle|
|Sharon & family friend in the taproom|
|We all helped drink those......|
|Hmm ... "let me see your peacock !"|
|Baby fawn to the left of the tree in the middle|
|Looking up at Hermann|
On the ride to Owatonna, some friends of Sharon had put up a really cool sign for her, so I took a picture of that. She and Heather and Gene went back to that diner and the lake in the evening and had a wonderful time. Sharon has had several relatives and friends along the route !
|Go Sharon !|
|Ice cream, floats and great stuff at S'CREAM in Owatonna|
|That's for us !|
|Nice architecture - was Farmers Bank, now Wells Fargo|
We had a nice breakfast at the HyVee grocery store in Owatonna and started our ride, immediately making a wrong turn and going two miles out of our way ! Steve was riding with us, and then we wondered what had happened to him. The picture shows his derailleur which snapped completely off his bike when the chain got something mysterious in it. The chain was mangled too, it was quite the mess and he had to go to a bike shop up the road and then get some of the ride in later in the afternoon.
|Steve's broken derailleur|
|Cannondale at the Mississippi|
|We cross this bridge first thing tomorrow morning|
|Doron, Todd and Sarah on the Mississippi Levee|