After securing Site 23 at Lake Byllesby Park outside of Cannon Falls MN this afternoon we checked some apps to see if there was anything intriguing we’d like to check out in the area. Sure enough, the History Here app directed us to the National Bank Bank in Northfield MN. Actually that space in the Scriver Building is occupied by the Northfield Historical Society. Once there we immersed ourselves in the history of the unsuccessful raid by Jesse James and the other members of the James-Younger Gang. We followed that with a visit to the bakery next door. In fact there has been a bakery in this space since before Jesse James’ visit in 1876. The current owners have been in business there for 66 years!  We also took the opportunity to find a geocache and to buy a few groceries and to walk along the waterfront. And we remembered that two years ago we visited another Northfield, in Vermont!





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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

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