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Lake Wobegon Tours
March 14, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
My husband and I are spending the summer in Minnesota and so I just have to ask... Is Lake Wobegon a real place and if so where is it? We'd like to visit! Our friends say it doesn't exist but we're not convinced. Please reply with the truth no matter how painful.
Lake Wobegon is a fiction, Jane, a big trunk where all sorts of real things are stored, odds and ends of experience and impressions, but if you headed your car north on I-94 and got off at Sauk Center, you'd find a bike trail called the Lake Wobegon Trail that you could wend your way on through Osakis and Melrose and Freeport, Avon, Albany, all of them very real towns, and you could get a taste of Minnesota that you won't get from driving the freeways. It's lovely, wooded country and if you were so moved, you could drop in at Fisher's Supper Club in Avon, overlooking Lake Watab, and partake of the deep-fried walleye. (I own a share of Fisher's, which is run by local people and is really good.) And thanks for visiting us in the summer.