Our destination with the boys is Whalan and then Rochester, MN. We are in Whalan for a week and then to Rochester until the boys fly home on July 11th. Then we head north to the upper penisula of Michigan.
There is a softball tournament over the weekend of June 30th that brings a crowd and a lot of fun to Whalan. Larry's sister owns land next to the ball bark so we are set up with a front row spot. You could say we are camped in a corn field. Corn field on one side and the ball park on the other.
Whalan is where Larry grew up. He has lots of stories of building forts and playing in these hills. It is a small town in the 'Root River Valley'. Population of 68. It comes alive in the summer with bike trails, river tubing, canoeing. The old railroad is gone and is now a bike trail that you can ride from small town to small town.
It's a beautiful area.