2016 Fall Cruise2016

    Minnesota River Valley and New Ulm

Meeting at the Quik-Trip
Meeting at the Quik-Trip
Doug Erickson's 48 Dodge
Gary Keim's 89 LeBaron convert.
Doug Erickson's 48 Dodge
Gary Keim's 89 LeBaron convert.
John and Lisa Gabbert's  
66 Newport
John and Lisa Gabbert's
66 Newport
Dave Brand's 74 Valiant
Dave Brand's 74 Valiant
On the road, hood of Garry Yazell's
57 DeSoto
On the road, hood of Garry Yazell's
57 DeSoto
Barn on the road near Henderson
Barn on the road near Henderson
Barn on the road near Le Seuer
Barn on the road near Le Seuer
In town, Le Seuer
In town, Le Seuer
On the road near Eagle Lake
On the road near Eagle Lake
Parking our cars in Ericksons' driveway
Parking our cars in Ericksons' driveway
Sue welcoming us
Sue welcoming us
2 Ford Fairlanes in the garage
Not Chryslers, but nice cars
2 Ford Fairlanes in the garage
Not Chryslers, but nice cars
Vintage signs on back porch
Vintage signs on back porch
Old wringer washer used as an 
ice chest for parties
Old wringer washer used as an
ice chest for parties
The wall of bottle openers
Lined up by decades
The wall of bottle openers
Lined up by decades
Vintage license plates
Vintage license plates
Coke machine - works!
Coke machine - works!
Lionel train set
Lionel train set
1904 pool table from the 
Oddfellows' Hall
1904 pool table from the
Oddfellows' Hall
Pool table plaque
Pool table plaque
Mini license plates
Mini license plates
Some fall color
Some fall color
Along the road
Along the road
Old farmstead
Old farmstead
Becky and Gregg Richmann's
2008 PT Cruiser on Judson Rd.
Becky and Gregg Richmann's
2008 PT Cruiser on Judson Rd.
Stop at Minnemishinona Falls Park
Stop at Minnemishinona Falls Park
Stream below the Falls
Stream below the Falls
Minnemishinona Falls
Minnemishinona Falls
Walking on the bridge over the Falls
Walking on the bridge over the Falls
Our traveling troop
Our traveling troop
Sign about the Falls
Sign about the Falls
Close-up of sign
Close-up of sign
Minnemishinona Falls
Minnemishinona Falls
Looking downstream through the bridge railing
Looking downstream through the bridge railing
On the road near New Ulm
On the road near New Ulm
Spots of bright color
Spots of bright color
Coming into New Ulm
Coming into New Ulm
Fire hydrants are decorated in the Bavarian style
Fire hydrants are decorated in the Bavarian style
Main St. New Ulm
Main St. New Ulm
Our lunch destination
Good German food
Our lunch destination
Good German food
A National Symbol
A National Symbol
Hermann is atop the monument
Hermann is atop the monument
Signage for monumnet
Signage for monumnet
Looking out over New Ulm and the 
MN River Valley
Looking out over New Ulm and the
MN River Valley
Colorful leaves
Colorful leaves

Saturday, Oct. 15th started out cool with gray skies and a moderate breeze, but at least it was dry. We all met in St. Bonifacius, and headed south along scenic byways toward the Erickson home near Mankato. Doug and Sue Erickson showed us around their home and the memorabilia Doug has collected - bottle openers lined up by year, vintage license plates, a 1904 pool table from the Oddfellows Hall, a working 1940 jukebox. Then we headed toward New Ulm, along rustic Judson Bottom Road for the remarkably beautiful scenery. Lunch was at the Kaiserhoff German restaurant in New Ulm. It was also Oktoberfest in town, and the place was hopping. After lunch, we went up the hill to see the statue of Hermann the German, with a marvelous panoramic view of the town and river valley.


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