08-21-19

DAY 40: MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO FARGO, ND

The fortieth day, started out in the state of 10,000 lakes, in the city of Minneapolis, MN. We explored the downtown area in the morning and there were very few people out. We saw the Wells Fargo Center. The third-tallest building in Minneapolis standing at 775 feet. A statue of 18 time All-Star and Hall of Famer, Rod Carew, stands downtown. He played for the Twins from 1967-‘79. There is also a statue of the newswoman, Mary Richards, from the Mary Tyler Moore show from the 1970’s. The statue has her throwing her hat, made famous from the opening titles of the show. There was a VW Golf GTI that had been modified and lowered. It had a white paint job with custom accents. Many times to charge the I.D. 4, we stop at Electrify America stations that are located at various Wal-Marts. Some had turkeys gathered around in a neighborhood yard. We spoke with some dealers about the tour and our mission with Electrify America. We rarely get to use Car Connect, a device we use to charge while we are at dealers. We continued to travel and we saw a vintage, black Lincoln Continental. It was very clean and well kept and had classic white wall tires. The town of Moose Lake Minnesota had a statue of a Moose. They call it Chamber Moose. We stopped at a sellers market where many different jarred foods were sold. We bought some natural honey. There were some mountain bikers racing down a trail. We saw one rider catch a bit of air. In Duluth, there was a huge metal structure that is used to lower and raise trains as they pass by. A CN train passed. We spotted an old gas station that is no longer. The future of gas stations will be like this as electric power is incorporated more and more. There was a family of deer in the street heading back into the wooded area. We drove through a large lake area. We got some magnificent photos showing the lakes and woods of Minnesota. As we continued, the sun began to set offering a harmonious glow for some more shots of the I.D. 4. The day concludes with a mural of some Minnesotans doing some snow activities as they often do during their very snowing winters.

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