Red Wing is a popular weekend and day trip destination for many people in the Twin Cities and is part two of my 2015 Toyota Camry road trip. You may remember, last week I posted about my visit to Lake City, the home of water skiing. Red Wing is situated right on the Mississippi River, surrounded by beautiful bluffs and is home to world famous boots, pottery, and many historic sites.
Bailie wanted to have a look as well. She is such a teenager! It is dangerous and Mom was holding us tight so we wouldn’t fall, but Bailie insisted on doing acrobatics on the top of the wall. When you look at the photo, you can see the Mississippi River, and there is a bridge which crosses the river to Wisconsin so we could see two states from our overlook place.
We took a little walk to get our paws some exercise and came across this castle tower in the middle of everything. Very odd, but in a way cute. It looks old but it is only from 1939. Being a dog from England, I do have a thing for castles.
How about a bit closer so you can actually see us? We saw tons of rock stuff in Utah on our Vegas trip last year and frankly had more than enough of it, but these bluffs are a bit more friendly, so they were nice to see.
Have you heard of Red Wing Shoes? Guess where they come from? Yep, Red Wing. In 2005 Red Wing Shoes celebrated 100 years of business and created the world’s largest work boot. We were looking for it, but it was indoors and locked on the weekend. We did have another great find, though. In honor of the 100 years, they had a “boots up” campaign with some 30, 4 ft tall, Red Wing boot statues which are on display around Red Wing. The custom boot statues are the creations of Jim Schauf, owner of F.A.S.T. Corporation, located in Sparta, Wisconsin. The above boot was the first one we happened onto right by Red Wing Shoes headquarters.
On the way out of town, we stopped by the pottery place where I found this boot in front of the candy store. My Mom wanted to eat it but I told her “no”. I do want to go back and look for all the boots just like I searched for Snoopy statues a couple years ago, so one day I may do that!
Stop back on Thursday to read my review of the 2015 Toyota Camry and see what I found to be the best features!