Garland from sidewalk to sidewalk in Bagley (Clearwater County)
Our first stop on the Checkpoint MN scavenger hunt was a visit with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji. All along the scenic route, we enjoyed the small-town charm of Christmas decorations on lampposts.
I was surprised by the wide variety of shapes: lots of candles, candy canes, and trees, but also a few poinsettias, a stained glass window, Rudolph, and a toy soldier.
Four of the many decorations in Becker (Sherburne County)
Two kinds of decorations in Royalton: banners and shapes (Morrison County)
Candle and tree in Staples (Todd County), and poinsettia in Motley (Morrison County)
Lots to see in Lengby (Polk County)
Stained glass in Sebeka and wreaths in Menagha (Wadena County); trees in Eagle Bend and angels in Bertha (Todd County)
The lights turned on while we were driving down the street in Clarissa, so we turned around and toured again! (Todd County)
Other Christmas road trips