Then we started a northwestern ascent on I-380 to Waterloo where we picked up state route 218 that finally connected to I-35. On I-35 it was a straight north shot into Minnesota and I-90 heading due west. In Waterloo we did stop at a Appleby’s for lunch. Three hundred forty-three miles behind us, we stopped for the night at Blue Earth, Mn., home to the Jolly Green Giant. A 47.5 foot statue of the “Giant” on a 8 foot base overlooks the town.
The Blue Earth Fairgrounds has an area for camping that we are staying in tonight and what a deal this is- the first 24 hours is free camping ($20.00 a night after that) and we are able to hook-up to 50 amp electric.
It is another warm day with a nice breeze. We have been seeing rivers and ponds throughout this area that are really low. It is a definite water need here and just maybe hurricane Isaac along the Gulf coast will bring some much needed rain to these states suffering a drought this year.