Yesterday (Friday) was Brian's 30th birthday! He worked the night before, so we had a quiet day at home once I got off work. Movies and pizza from Community Tap- the primo pizza place in Fort Dodge.
Today we took at trip north to Owatonna, MN to visit the nearest Cabela's Outfitting store. We hadn't taken a road trip for a while and decided it was time to get out of dodge and check out Minnesota.
So, we programed our Garmin Nuvi for Owatonna and headed north! On a side note, for those of you who haven't yet invested in a navigation system- they're fantastic! Our has saved us lots of hours driving around aimlessly.
Here is ouR 15 minutes stop at a gas station. It took a while from Brian to convince the attendant that the pump indeed was NOT working. He's way more patient than I would have been.As it turns out, there's a Hope, MN. I thought it was worthy of a photo in our blog. We had a good time wandering around Cabela's...I found a cute new jacket and Brian pined over the boats and bought some ammunition that we needed. Cabela's has an amazing collection of taxidermy animals (not to mention being a sportman's paradise). My favorite was the musk oxen (of course)...they reminded us of Fairbanks and UAF's Large Animal Research Station (LARS).
There's also a very large statue in front of this (and all) Cabela's that was pretty amazing. Two elk fighting. Brian was kind enough to pose. On the way home we saw a beautiful sunset. If you look closely at this photo you can see a wind farm at ground level. They look small in the photo, but the windmills around here are around 400 feet high. They're HUGE!
A very happy birthday to Brian!