Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. Actually, maybe this should be Part II, since Mags started telling you about our walk yesterday, but Mags said to call this Part I. Now I'm all confused. Anyway, we went on such a cool walk yesterday - up and down the main street through our downtown area! Here's the "up" part. The first part. Oh ... I get it now. Maggie's so smart.
We parked in a lot off the end of the street, went around the corner, and there it was!
|"We're downtown, Ragnar! Make sure to look both ways before crossing!"|
Many of the local, small places are hurting (or even went out of business) due to the restrictions put on them by the governor and the local city commission in the name of COVID. I'm sure it's the same in your town, too. One thing our city permitted eventually was building these outdoor dining places, so the restaurants could try to stay open:
|"It's that deck-looking thing on the left."|
"That could be fun. Dining al fresco."
|"Look, Mags! Manhattan Brewing Company. We should stop in for a beer!"|
"I doubt they're open at 0730 on a Sunday morning, but we could try."
|Mags and me by City Hall|
City Hall is right across from ... City Park!!! We hopped up on a wall and struck a pose:
|Me and Mags|
The sign really reads "Welcome to City Park", not "We Come to City Ark". Honest.
Mom spotted this fun mural on the side of a building:
|Greetings from Manhattan!|
We felt kind of tourist-y doing that, but Mom insisted. And she had cookies.
Up near the very top of Poyntz, we found a castle!
|"We should totally live here!"|
Castle Kimball was built in 1894 by Judge Sam Kimball, one of the town's founders. It's a huge, beautiful place!
Right up at the very top is the West Campus of Manhattan High School!
|Mags and me!|