“When we recall the past, we usually find that it
is the simplest things—not the great occasions—that
in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
— Bob Hope
Minnesota brought unexpected fun, laughs and destinations! First things first…da sign:
This drive was just supposed to be a through fair on the way to Wisconsin…but who knew that this is the home of the Jolly Green Giant?? We saw signs along the road about the JGG…and with some convincing, Kelly talked Michael into stopping in for just a moment…=-)
With lots of giggles, memories for Michael and Kelly about the JGG, a few souvenirs to remember the stop, the Monroe’s were back in the car, stopped in a for bite to eat at Culver’s, on onward…
And a brief run into Iowa…if nothing else to catch a photo of “da sign of state.”
“A SPAM Museum?? No way, we gotta go, Michael!” Kelly said convincingly…and reluctantly Michael agreed. “It really exists?” remarked Can-Do as the car rounded the corner onto SPAM Blvd. “Yep, must be, check it out,” Sgt. Urbanski remarked.
“Let’s go check out more of America’s history at the SPAM Museum! Come on’ Mom and Dad, let’s go inside!” called out Mia. The museum was fun, well put together (those folks at SPAM have quite a sense of humor and a creative bent–this is a fun must-see, yes, we do mean it!) and quite frankly, interesting.
What a memory! Thanks, Jim, for a special tour! You’re awesome. Remember to contact us about Kelly making a SPAM t-shirt pillow!