Not really planning on an extended ride today, I decided to head towards Red Wing, grab some lunch and see if I could monitor the river flooding.
Lunch at Randy's....'my' Special, 1/2 Sandwich and Soup.
Congratulations Randy's, locally owned and operated, celebrating 50 years!
I tried to access the river in multiple locations but all roads Closed due to flooding. Then I remembered the fine town and river view from the old hospital/now Goodhue County Historical Society location.
I was born here....quite some time ago.
Across the parking lot, my favorite Historical Society.
Oh....and those river views, seen from behind these two buildings.
Looking further upriver....
Red Wing's Barn Bluff (Mt. La Grange I'm told if you're thinking French) beyond downtown.
I decided to have some fun with my zoom lens....
Back to the bike....a magnetic sign I had made up after being asked countless times when my '08 had been made in the 1950's.
After I was home, went to work in the garage. I walked out and heard an almost eerie sound, like wind but not really. Might have been rain but there wasn't anything falling. I looked up and not more than 200ft, a hundred swans were flying over. Our flyway has been busy the last couple of weeks.
One more sign of Spring.