Start: Mahtomedi, MN
Finish: Mahtomedi, MN
Miles Today: 0
Miles to Date: 14478
Trooper Mileage: 183399
Kass's house has a very colorful history. It used to be an inn and a tavern, built early in the century - the street the house is on is still called Elsie Inn. It is just a few minutes walk from White Bear Lake (the only white bears I know of are polar bears - but I'm fairly sure that Minnesota, though frigid in winter, doesn't have any - so where does the name come from?). During prohibition, the inn was well known as a speak-easy, and also rumored to offer other pleasures from time to time. The area was a known hang-out for gangsters, and Baby Face Nelson lived just a few blocks away. Sounds a little like the house I shared with 4 other guys my senior year of college.
That, and I played a little Photoshop to transform some pictures.
Al little background - I met Kass in Tucson in 1983. We were co-workers when I was down there contracting to United Technologies after my first divorce. It seems like every time I get divorced my life oges off on some other tangent. Last time I got divorced, I ended up as an independent consultant making about twice what I was making on salary. I wonder if the same thing will happen this time with whatever endeavor (or just plain wild-assed idea) I decide to pursue.
I also got to spend a little time with my "grandchildren". About 12 years ago I had a cat who had kittens, and Kass took 2 of them. After 12 years, they're still doing fine.