Catching You Up On Our Minnesota Visit

I borrowed a pair of my sister’s shoes to go to the preview of the “Book ‘Em” used book sale which started in Richfield, Minnesota on June 7…

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The weather has been cool here and I have been raiding her closet regularly!  I packed all the wrong stuff!  The weather has been cooler than normal for June.

We drove into the city to get in line at 3 o’clock to purchase tickets to the preview sale…

Bloomington Crime Prevention "Book 'Em" used book sale

Bloomington Crime Prevention “Book ‘Em” used book sale

Then we did a couple of errands,

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and returned to the opening at 5:00pm to buy books.

This wasn’t really our best kind of book sale — it was mostly newer books, with a small special area containing very few vintage offerings.  We did ferret out a few interesting books for our stock, and also purchased a nice selection of children’s books to give to our grand-nieces and nephews.  There were about 80,000 books available at the sale.

Over the past few days we have had a wonderful time reuniting with family.  There was a birthday party…

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with horseback riding for the children…

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My sisters and me in background, with my cousin Diane

My sisters and me in background, with my cousin Diane

We’ve visited lots of quaint rural towns in the area…

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We explored barns…

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and bars!

"The Lodge" Bar and Grill in Watertown, MN

“The Lodge” Bar and Grill in Watertown, MN

The weather has been cool enough to enjoy evenings by the campfire.

Me and my sister Jeanette

Me and my sister Jeanette

We’ve taken lots of family photos…

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We went hunting for morel mushrooms in my sister’s woods…

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And enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Minnesota countryside.

Driveway to my sister's house

Driveway to my sister’s house

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Our stay here with family will soon be drawing to a close, and we will begin traveling back toward to New York, picking up the book scouting trail on our way home.    Check in with us at the next town along the way!

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