Thursday, July 17, 2008

SPAM Museum

Today we headed south from the Twin Cities to Austin, MN on our first rainy day of the whole trip. We hoped that the rain would wash off the RV and the car but no such luck. Once we got there, we visited the SPAM Museum. I think I'll just let their brochure explain it:
"This SPAM Museum contains no artificial stories or preservatives. Items within may be replicas or substitutions but the truth is there. Let's face it. You can't make this stuff up.
Serving size: 16,500 square feet.
Nutrition Facts: This museum is good for you. It contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals required by law. Based on a daily museum diet, the SPAM Museum contains over 20,000 museum calories. That's a lot of museum in one dose. Technically, there is no protein in the displays. They are, however, meaty with information.
Ingredients: SPAM history. Water. Nostalgia. Carpet. A viking. Chairs. Facts. Displays. Old cans. Audio visual exhibits. Shopping carts. A letter from Eisenhower. Interactive kiosks. A conveyor belt. Advertising. A wagon. A tent. A puppet show. Glass. An old refrigerator. A game show. Rope. A light show. Fake pork chops. A map. Statues. A shop. Subliminal pigs in cloud murals. Wooden crates. Truth." That about says it all...

Tomorrow, we head down to Forest City, Iowa to visit the Winnebago Factory where we'll spend the week at the Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club's Grand National Rally. I doubt that we'll have Internet there so the next blog post might not happen until we leave. Stay tuned...

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