Saturday, July 10, 2010


Rebuilt in 1958, the steam engine and mill are fired up each year as part of park special events and interpretive programs. The beach ridges of the old lake served as travel routes for Indians, traders, and settlers. For the early settlers, the beach ridge just east of the park was one of the travel lanes. Known as the Pembina Trail, the oxcart trail and the river crossing are still visible.

This week, we took our 2 youngest grandchildren on a little trip to the USA, where the shopping is just a bit more interesting. On our way back we stopped for a little break at the Old Mill, which for many years was a favorite camping destination for our own children.

Most of the time I am called Millie but my hubby and close friends call me Mil. When our eldest grandson was about 2 and a half years old, we all went camping at the Old Mill campground. On the first morning, my hubby said " Let's go for a walk to see the old mill", and we started off. Suddenly the little guy stopped, tugged on his Grandpa's pantleg, and said with his newly-learned speaking ability, which couldn't yet pronounce the "r's" ..."No, Papa, Gramma's right here!" It took us a second to realize he thought we were going to see the "Old Mil" !!

     I hope you are all spending this summer making beautiful memories!

 good times needn't be expensive!


Anonymous said...

That is such a cute story from your grandson. What a beautiful place and the weather looks like it was just perfect for your visit. My adult nephew lives in MN! Wishing you a nice weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi there, "Old Mil"! ;-)

Millie, that story is so cute, and what a lovely place to visit.

Looks like you're having a great summer!


Sheila :-)

Cindy said...

I love the story about your grandson, so cute! That looks like a fun place to visit, maybe we will go see it some day. Thanks for the chance to see it!
Hugs, Cindy S

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Millie, Just stopping by to wish you a nice week. Thanks for your visit to my blog today. The yellow watermelon is a sweet treat for hot days!
Your blog header is absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Millie, I will be praying for your grandson on his trip to Latvia. Thank you for your visit/comment. Have a good weekend.