Lots of miles, not many pics.
Yesterday had two options, either I got up early and hot footed it to the Motorama auto museum in Wisconsin or I slept in and hit a couple stops in Minnesota. I didn’t get up early.
The first stop (and, spoiler alert, the only stop that went to plan) was the SPAM Museum. Unsurprisingly it was kinda hokey, being a brand run museum and all, but it was free, there were samples of SPAM being handed out, and they had a corner devoted to the Monty Python SPAM sketch, so a win overall. I did buy some cans of their less common varieties, including two only sold overseas.
From there I went to St Paul to check out the Wabasha Street Caves. Dug out in the mid 19th century, the caves have been used as a speakeasy, a dance club, a banquet hall, for storage, and to grow mushrooms. Unfortunately it was closed for the day. I took a photo of the outside and left. On the way out I passed the cult of Scientology.
With over 600 miles to cover yesterday at this point I needed to hammer down and push it to Houghton, despite making so few stops. I finally made it to town at midnight.
Houghton is the site of the rally, but I still had a solid tourist day this morning. Not sure if I’ll have time for an update post tomorrow or if it will have to wait until Sunday though.