As legends have it in Irish folk lore- at the end of every rainbow lays a pot of gold guarded by a mischievous creature the Leprechaun. This sly, mythical creature is custodian of not just the gold, but also other buried treasure that a rainbows end represents. As luck would have it, I have been fortunate enough to find my treasure at the end of the rainbow 🙂
On St. Patrick’s Day of this year, Dan and I packed up the car and headed north. Our destination was Alexandria, MN for a cousins wedding. Of course we could not take a direct route and a trip that would normally take us 3 and 1/2 hours, took a good portion of the day. Traveling through these small Minnesota towns on St. Patrick’s day was quite interesting as the beer was flowing and the smiles were abundant.
The luck was sure with us on this journey as we stumbled upon a few of my favorite abandoned farmsteads that are forever etched in my mind. These forgotten farmsteads had character and what was left behind told a story of the people who once had lived there. This trip may also have been the start of a tradition.