Friday, September 11, 2015

Summer Trips

 We went on a couple of bus trips this summer. The first one was the Central Electric 3 day trip to ND. Our first stop was Oahe Dam we toured it then on to ND.
 We learned all about how we get our electricity from water power to coal.
 This is a 8 million dollar blueprint of the Dak Gasification plant.
 The trucks and loader used in the open coal mine.

 Pretty impressive
 On our way home we stopped at the church in Hoven Sd. A lady told us a short history of it and how the members restored the inside. They didn't have to do it all, but they did a beautiful job of keeping everything like it was originally.

 You don't make the red or the blue glass anymore at least not like this glass.
 It's worth the stop if you ever get that way. It is the Catholic church.
 In Aug we went back to ND and to MN Our first stop was here at the Chateau on the Prairie for a great tour and lunch.
 Lots of quilts.

 The owners brother made the chandeliers out of the wheels from a wheel rake.
 The banisters were made from the teeth of the wheel rakes.
 One of the stops was at a sugar beet farmer. He had a farm that every guy on the bus would have loved to have. Clean and all the yard from the road to every building was cemented.
 Sugar beet harvest.
 The sugar beet plant where it is made into sugar. We also toured the BobCat plant, Case IH plant, a Potato packing plant and visited a potato farm.
 Then we went to the Twin Cities. This is the Cathedral in Saint Paul. We did get to stop and go inside it is beautiful but the pictures didn't turn out to good.
 The view from the Mill City Museum, we also went to Ikea it was a fun store.
We went to the Sea Life  Aquarium at the Mall of America I think the guys were all happy that was all we did there no shopping!!!.............more later............JMF

1 comment:

Sara said...

Which sugar beet plant did you visit in MN? I grew up in Renville and your photo kind of looks like that plant. I have a cousin who works there now.