Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This post is definitely for readers who know St Cloud, Minnesota.
Today, a client wanted to go visit Lake George--HONEST, with almost no prompting from me. Really.
(Besides, as Larry mentioned, photos taken in the fall are especially lovely--I couldn't pass that up, could I?).
The area's been revamped again in the last year, to make the Tech HS area (west of Lake George) and the 9th Ave underpass (east of the lake) more efficient.
Neither of us had really looked at the improvements around Lake George--we've just driven past. But wow! Remember the road all the way around the lake? September 1888 - The City Council orders the street commissioner to construct a boulevard around Lake George. After numerous delays, the project is completed in the early 1900s. Well, that's pretty much gone in favor of walking paths, observation decks, and natural habitat. The area is actually beautiful, especially on the west shore, where we found this lovely sculpture in honor of the swans that used to grace Lake George. It stands about where their shelter used to be, when we were kids.