Jeanne Jensen sent this info about the annual cultural trip:
When: Saturday/Sunday, October 10/11
Where: Ultimate destination: LANESBORO, including stops along the way. Lanesboro is located southeast of Rochester, the heart of the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway, and is always on lists of places to visit. It is about a 5-hour drive, so on the way, we could make a stop in Cannon Falls and/or Rochester, possibly visit Preston, and other towns such as Whalen, Rushford, etc. as time and interest allows. Our return home could include Mantorville, Owatonna, and other places of interest.
*****I have not visited this area, so if any of you are familiar with some of these places and can offer some suggestions, please call me at 739-2407, or email me. Otherwise we will all explore an adventure together.
What: The area is known for their Bed and Breakfasts, but I would need to check availability based on our numbers and prices. It is also possible that this time of year would require a 2-night minimum for a B&B, such as we encountered in Stillwater. There would be other options to explore.
Lanesboro has a professional theater, Commonweal, and the production scheduled is "The Odd Couple", for which I would plan to get tickets. (They have brought productions to our Center for the Arts in the past.) They also have the Cornucopia Arts Center, featuring 75+ artists., as well as numerous shops to explore.
And of course, eating is always in the plan—perhaps lunch in Cannon Falls, dinner in Lanesboro; there are a couple of interesting-sounding dinner places listed as options.
How: To make room reservations and order play tickets, please let me know, via phone or email, to include you BY SEPTEMBER 1. We will work out the carpooling and other plans closer to the time. I need a firm commitment, not a tentative one; I do not plan to follow-up to confirm plans with anyone, after you tell me to reserve a spot for you. Contact info: 739-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org