Jana, who now has adult children, took us to the Lakes Cafe where she worked as a teenager. I had rhubarb custard pie for dessert. Over the years, I have had rhubarb pie and strawberry/rhubarb pie, but that was the first rhubarb custard pie I have had in 61 years. My mother made the last one. I don’t know if anyone else would care for it, but it was absolutely wonderful to me. Does everyone have some food where nostalgia rules the taste buds?
We then visited Turtle Park, where the 40th annual Perham International Turtle Racing was held this year. They race turtles every Wednesday in June, July and August. We were there in September. The races were over, but it was fun to see the park. And yes, it truly has had competitors from all over the world.
I have a feeling friends in D.C., New York and London might not understand. But it is these little traditions that make small town America special.
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Date of our visit: 11 September 2018