Here we are, back in Minnesota again. Our plans are to stay here for a month or so while we visit friends and family and take care of some things and then will return to New England before going south for the winter.
We spent the weekend at Minneopa State Park at Mankato. One of the landmarks at the park is Seppman Mill, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is what’s left of an old windmill built around 1864 and now preserved by the park.
A more recent addition to Minneopa State Park is a small herd of Bison that were reintroduced in 2014. We spotted them, but they were a distance away from the road.
I found a few interesting dead trees in the park and had to stop for a picture.
The park was created in 1905 to preserve Minneopa Falls, the largest waterfall in southern Minnesota. There were some heavy rains overnight which muddied up the water some and probably increased the flow.
And now we are in Hutchinson where we will be for the next several weeks.
- Distance driven since last post: 550 Miles
- Gasoline: $226 @ $2.15 (IL) and $1.87 (IA)
- Lodging for the last 6 days: $87
- State Park Vehicle Permit: $14