My nephew was married Friday night in Minneapolis, so Dick and I took the "less traveled road" via State Highway 25 South from Brainerd to Monticello, which was as far as we could go before intersecting with the busy big city traffic. Highway 25 lazily meanders through small town America. We stopped along the main street in Pierz 30 miles south of Brainerd so that I could take this photo of a phone booth outside the city hall/police dept. building. Growing up before the advent of cell phones, these phone booths were so much a part of the landscape that they went unnoticed. However, they are now becoming a rarity.
The bride and groom exchanged wedding vows inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park in the midst of this unbelievably scented array of blooming flowers.
This was the evening view of Minneapolis, seated at our table next to one of the floor-to-ceiling windows that surrounded the room on three sides, on the 50th floor of the IDS Tower where a dinner and dance was held. Our 3 a.m. arrival back home was brutal, but so well worth this outing. An afternoon nap Sunday afternoon eased us back into the solitude of the slower-paced lifestyle on our Brainerd acreage once again.