Taking a trip back in time

Published 12:01 pm Sunday, June 19, 2016

This past week our travelers ventured east of Austin to the beautiful community of Lansboro.

The countryside has such beauty with its country charm with rolling hills and lush green land all around.

Lansboro is a well known site for cyclists. Their trails invite families to join together with many pleasurable stops along the way.

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Tubing is also another family event there and they are well known as the bed and breakfast capital of Minnesota.

The community hosts many art events with the Commonweal Theatre hosting many productions in the summer as well as fall and holidays.

Our trip included lunch at the Peddle Pusher restaurant, with the name and theme to identify their city.

A step-on guide spent the afternoon with us, informing us on the  unique Christian community life-style of the Amish. We made stops at four Amish farms meeting their families as they displayed and sold their beautiful needlework, quilts, woodworking and delicious homemade goodies.

We enjoyed seeing the children and the excitement as our bus pulled into their farm yards.

We realize the challenge  as they are living in the world but not being in the world, as is their motto.

 Upcoming travels

•June 29: “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Old Log Theatre. The motorcoach will depart at 9 a.m. There is only a waiting list currently. The reviews of this newest musical to hit the country have been outstanding. We will also see this production on our November trip to Branson. These shows will offer a extended run at each theater.

•July 14: “Wizard of Oz” at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in Albert Lea. There will be a mystery meal prior to the show. We will depart at 4:30 p.m. We host a trip to this theater each July, and they are great productions. There is a  large cast, with lots of talent enjoyed by all ages. We do have some seats still available. Fee for this trip is due by June 27.

•July 27: “Beauty and the Beast” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. This is the most beautiful and touching story of the hideous beast who needs to become human again so he may earn the love of his beloved, Belle. This fee is due by June 27. After the June 27 date we will offer any unpaid tickets to the waiting list.

•Sept. 28: Annual one-day River Boat Cruise. This four hour cruise will depart from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

•Oct. 4-12: Southwest and National Balloon Fest Some openings remain. Call us for a complete brochure.

A complete schedule of our travel plans are available at the south entrance of the Mower County Senior Center. Members will receive theirs in the monthly newsletter. Ask about joining. For more information, call 507-438-3946.