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Who was Jonathan Carver?

As I was riding my bike along Jonathan Carver Parkway I started to wonder who was Jonathan Carver and why did they name this road after him? “Jonathan Carver Parkway” goes North from Jordan, MN through Carver, MN up to the newly expanded Highway 212 and to the new Fleet Farm Store. The first report I ever had to do for school was on George Washington Carver – was he related?  Turns out he was an explorer and map maker and was in the same area I was riding my bike in almost 250 years ago. Continue reading Who was Jonathan Carver?

Scenic Pictures from Bicyle Riding 1000 Miles Around Belle Plaine Minnesota

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Here are some pictures I took this summer as I rode my bike around Belle Plaine, MN and the surrounding area. I rode my bicycle over 1,000 miles during the summer of 2013 – every now and then I would stop and take a picture with my camera phone. I will add more pictures later so you might want to check back and see what I photos I added. Click on thumbnail for bigger image. Continue reading Scenic Pictures from Bicyle Riding 1000 Miles Around Belle Plaine Minnesota

The Early Walker Catches the Goats in the trees

I made a commitment to exercise an hour each day and would occasionally get up early before the Sun came up to go for a walk around town. This one day in the early morning twilight I saw these goats at Emma Krumbees in Belle Plaine, MN were attempting to climb the trees. Since it was still dark I could not get a good quality picture but if you look carefully you find goats are climbing the trees. I know it has been said, “Early bird catches the worm” but now we have proof that “The Early Walker Catches the Goats in the Trees”

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