June 24 Is National Food Truck Day

I didn’t make that up. National Food Truck Day really is on that website with all the freaky celebrations. It’s a meaningful holiday to me because, in general, I like food trucks. The best tacos and the best gyro and the best egg rolls I’ve ever had came from food trucks.

I managed to find a food truck on today’s ride, but the rest of my pictures are related to Greg’s National Ride Around Forest Lake Day. The Feeshko and I are up in the city of Forest Lake, MN for a wedding at 4:00 today. That gave me all morning to ride my bike around the lake for which the city is named. I didn’t know what to expect from the ride. I didn’t even know if I’d get many views of the lake.

In fact, there weren’t a whole lot of lake views, but other than that, the ride did provide plenty of scenery and enjoyment. I started downtown and progressed to residential areas along the west side of the lake. There were many nice bungalows. Then I had to ride a couple of miles on a busy highway that had no views of the lake whatsoever. There were some nice wetlands though.

Let’s catch up with a few pictures.

This law firm occupies one of the nice, lakeside bungalows. The fact that I thought the name of the firm was kind of funny is just one more example of my immaturity.

Amongst all the green shades in this picture, I liked the green algae-filled pond best of all.

The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong and I rode all the way to Scandia–the ancient term for Scandinavia.
That’s where we saw acres and acres of solar panels. Scandinavians sure are up-to-date in this ever-changing world.

The best stuff of all came along after I turned onto the North Shore Road. There were more views of Forest Lake. There were some $1,000,000 homes. There were modest homes with big boats and fishing docks. There were more wetlands on the opposite side of the road from the lake.

Million dollar homes and big yachts were no match for this house though–at least in my opinion. I have never seen so many oddball decorations on one piece of property in my life. It was unbelievable. Perhaps if you zoom in on the following pictures you’ll be able to see more details, but I doubt if even that will give you full appreciation of the place.

I think the coolest thing about it is that there are no signs pointing you toward it. It’s just something you have to discover while riding. It’s not on the National Register of Historic Places either, though it deserves to be. I do have to wonder what the hoity-toity neighbors think of it though.

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Once back in downtown Forest lake, I took this picture at a Goodyear Tire Store. It’s a nice piece of nostalgia from the movie A Christmas Story–right down to the crate marked “frageelay.”

Then I rode back to our motel. I have to get ready for the wedding now. There will be food there, so, unfortunately, I won’t be celebrating National Food Truck Day by eating at that food truck at the top of the page.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

2 response to "June 24 Is National Food Truck Day"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 25, 2022

    What a crazy fun house!
    You showed considerable constraint not getting anything to eat at the food truck I hope the wedding fare compensated!

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: June 25, 2022

    Hmmm, Schneider doesn’t seem like all that funny a name to me…

    Enjoy the wedding, and hopefully the food as well!

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