Monday, October 5, 2015

Living in Minnesota on the Mississippi River

October 5, 2015

The Festmaster's Ball was a lot of fun.  The new 2015 Festmaster was announced with many other festivals joining us for the evenings event.  On Sunday afternoon my friend and I went to the Oktoberfest Festgrounds in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  It was a chilly afternoon with no sun in sight.  The wind was coming out of the north reminding us that winter is soon to come.  While we were at the festgrounds, rock bands played inside the tent and folk music and sounds of the 60's and 70's played in the Garten Center.  We enjoyed the taste of deep fried pickles while we sipped on ice cold beer.  We also enjoyed a Wisconsin Brat with horseradish mustard.  Yummm.  On the way out we took home Gyros, Corn on the Cob and pulled pork.  There were many favorite foods to choose from.

This past weekend marked the final weekend for duck hunting.  The sounds of shots in the air were silenced on Sunday for two weeks.  By the time duck hinting opens again, the weather should be a little cooler and possibly the Canadian ducks will be flying through our area.

Fishing has become a fisherman's dream.  Now that the bugs are no longer sitting on top of the river for the fish to eat, the fish are now entertaining the fishermen by biting onto the lure.  The water temperature is also cooling down making the fish more delightful to catch.

In such a small city, the streets are bustling in the morning with parents dropping kids off at school and returning to work for the day.  Our home sits on a bus route so our street is busy each morning and afternoon with school busses passing by.  As for me, another full week of work!

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