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2003

June

  • On the road - Minneapolis

    Arrived here on my giant bike trip down the Mississippi- 380 miles in the first week, and a well-earned rest day today.

    Quick synopsis: Fargo, ND: heard someone talking about the film Fargo. Was recommended I eat at the hospital cafeteria by the hotel reception dude, as all the other restaurants were worse.

    Mosquitoes: lots of them, to go with Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

    Source of the Mississippi: stood in the stream with a stupid grin on my face.

    Storms: was camping in Little Falls, MN, when a huge thunderstorm parked itself above my tent. Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightning. 6 inches of rain in 6 hours. Town’s movie theatre roof collapsed, roads flooded. My tent miraculously dry inside. Tornadoes last night, but I was tucked up in a hotel.

    Food: bland bland bland. Quantity not quality. ‘Could I have some taste with that please?’

    Cars: didn’t see a European car for a week, until I reached the big city.

    People: Very friendly, but big like Vikings.

    That’s if from me - until the next public library with Internet access.