The Paul Bunyan Amusement Park in Brainerd (Minnesota), that I knew as a child, was moved to "Paul Bunyanland's" new location 6 miles east on Highway 18. Despite a sadness that is rooted in nostalgia... stemming from my wanting things to remain the same as they always were, the present owners have done an amazing job of recreating their own version. We spent the day there with our daughter Lisa and her two kids visiting from New Jersey.
With one in mid-air (foreground) and the other just beginning her ascent (far left), they pilot vintage-inspired airplanes.
With slabs of bacon attached to their feet, skaters circled round and round greasing Paul Bunyan's giant griddle.
The garbage can lids were cute as ever...
When little legs grew weary, retro strollers lined up in a row were ready and waiting. I imagine they came from the original Paul Bunyan Amusement Park.