Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

We spent quite a bit of time this week driving around and looking at apartment complexes that we might be interested in. Our list of 22 possibles has now been narrowed down to 9 contenders and we will make appointments to see them in person and to learn more about them. We need to be prepared to make a decision to stay here or to move on by July 30 in order to comply with the terms of my lease. Little by little, we will get there.

We’ve also taken walks every day and mostly along the river trails - we both certainly appreciate that part of living here in St Paul.

Today, we decided to take a drive to visit waterfalls in Hastings and Cannon Falls and the only covered bridge remaining in Minnesota at Zumbrota.  In Hastings, we visited Vermillion Falls and walked along the river on paths that took us to Old Mill Park and the remains of the first flour mill in the state.  The falls were dammed from the Vermillion River and The Ardent Mills Flour Mill was built on one side of the river and is still is in operation today.

Vermillion Falls

The walls of this walk bridge are covered in locks.

From Hastings, we headed south on US-53, then MN-20 to Cannon Falls, located right in the center of town in a beautiful city park.  After viewing the falls, we walked along Main Street in hopes of finding a watering hole, but restaurants required reservations or their patios were in full sun, so we moved on.

We found this adorable bench made of driftwood along the path to the falls.

And a couples photo op.

Cannon Falls

Heading south again on US-52, through 20-miles of Minnesota farmland, we arrived in Zumbrota and found the Guilty Goose that had outdoor seating and welcomed dogs, we sat and enjoyed a beer and a beef jerky before heading to the park to see the covered bridge.