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Tuesday May 23, 2006
10:04 PM

a museum? made of SPAM?!

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Wisconsin is a nice state. Driving West, a few ancient, sedimentary pillars stand along the highway to remind folks that the whole area was underwater a few millennia ago. We also picked up authentic Wisconsin cheese at an authentic Wisconsin cheese factory located off an authentic Wisconsin highway exit.

Next, a few quick facts about the state of Minnesota:

  • Number of lakes the state claims to contain: 1,000
  • Number of lakes seen along Interstate 90: 2

Minnesota was also home to -- yep, you guessed it -- the Spam Museum. Hormel's tradition of high-quality marketing is shown in the form of a giant canned meat emporium. One learns how Spam is made, Spam history -- fricking /everything/. Of course, one can't leave the Spam Museum empty-Spam-handed, so I picked up a small Spam "snack pack" and Emily grabbed a small "Spammy the Pig" plush doll.

Memorandum -- I was quite surprised at the level of quality that the company aims for; I had always thought they simply tossed as much ground-up meat into a can as possible. A can of spam contains only four simple ingredients, despite popular belief: salt, sugar, sodium nitrate (preservative), and choice pork shoulders.

615 miles were driven today. Emily and I are spending the night in Oacoma, South Dakota. I enjoyed my buffalo burger and creamed cucumbers, Emily enjoyed her pork chop. It's nice to eat somewhat-homecooked food grown in the area.

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