Wombie Heaven in Minnesota

Minnesota was a terrific place to go. Amazing places to get together. Terrific people to meet. Fun to be had. Oh, and spam.

You read that right. SPAM.

After an amazing meal at Jax CafΓ© and a Drambuie nightcap in Minneapolis Thursday night, Friday was reserved to tooling around the countryside and taking pictures, shopping and finding things to get into on our way to Duluth to meet Kim and her fabbo family.

The first thing we did was let GPS get us off the beaten path to look at the pretty rocks.

Minnesota Rocks

Although, to be fair, some of the rock farmers we not so sure letting the GPS let us find them was high on their agenda.

Val Trespassing

Next we stopped for shopping (results may or may not be revealed on another post) and headed to Austin. No, not Texas. Both of us have been there (often). Austin, Minnesota. What do you think is in Austin, Minnesota?

SPAM museum

Can you imagine the Wombies’ excitement? A museum dedicated to one of their major food groups. Bruno wanted to ride the hogs.

Wombies SPAM Museum hogs

Claret fussed at him to get down because she had already seen the street cart and did not want to miss it.

The SPAM Mobile

The SPAM Mobile

I had to put the kibosh on the double order of 100 SPAM burgers because we had an entire century of SPAM history to discover. As soon as we got inside, they ran over to Spammy and the attendant took our picture.

Wombies Spammy

Only from this perspective could they see the Β wall of SPAM we walked beneath to enter the museum. 3,650 cans of SPAM. Enough for ten cans per day for a whole year. Bruno casually asked if we could have one at home.

Wall of SPAM

I have to develop the rest of the film to show you all the other things the Wombies discovered in the SPAM Museum. They give it a definite four thumbs up.

If you have not been over to Val’s Tilted Tiara to see some of the other pictures from our Minnesota adventure, drop by and say hello. We have loads more to share about the trip and the walk.

If you have not been to Wombania, stop by and see if adoption is the right thing for you!

Have you ever eaten SPAM or been to the SPAM Museum? What is there about SPAM which makes it endure? (And no, I am not talking about the Twinkie way.)

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  1. I’m jealous! I didn’t even know there was a Spam museum! Now I’m going to have to make a point to visit Minnesota just to see the museum! I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

    I hope you had a nice trip. I’m not sure how you ever got out of the museum, though.
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    • There is far more to discuss and see what else they managed to get into whilst we were there. We could have spent the entire day if there had been a tour of the cannery. I am certain of it.

  2. Great post, Red. I can really tell you all had a good time…Especially the Bruno and Claret. And you and Val both look great in the photo you posted…I do hope you have a lifetime of great memories.
    PS…thank you too. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
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    • Thank you! We had a great time. The ride was pretty and there were some really interesting things in the museum. The Wombies loved it. πŸ˜‰ You are very welcome. xxx

  3. Of course it is all Spam! They were so well behaved throughout the museum, well except for their insitance they be able to ride the spam conveyor.
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  4. I’d like to spam the wombies
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  5. My Gang loved seeing all the photos, but now are clamoring for my car keys and credit card.

  6. How come I never knew about a Spam museum in my own doggone state?
    Mr. Liverpool would dig this! Me? Not much.
    Great photos, Red.
    Xxxx LOTS of love coming your way.
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    • ROFL! I am sure he would. I have never tasted it, so I thought it would be a completely fun outing for the Wombies and the M3 Readers. *giggles* Tourists find the best places. <3 xxx

  7. I love Minnesota (doncha know -with the accent). SPAM (only for camping though: special occasions), WOMBIES, and vacations. Oh Red it sounds, and looks, delightful!!!
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    • ROFL! I know the accent πŸ˜‰ It was, chica. Completely relaxing. xxx

  8. I’m surprised the Wombies didn’t run right to the samples line (Spamples?) and stay there.
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  9. When I was young, we might have had Spam once! Somehow, my mother preferred Klick, which I haven’t laid eyes on in almost 60 years. When you opened the can, some “meat product was missing and replaced by gelatin in the empty parts. My mom fried slices for either sandwiches or eggs. I understand Spam is still popular in Hawaii(?).

    Anyway, a museum of any kind, has tidbits to share, you never expect–even Spam, I’m sure. Love the pictures. Have been over to Val’s. Looking forward to more.
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    • Klik is really similar to SPAM, but without the ham. (Plus a few added fillers/thickeners.) SPAM is very popular in the Pacific islands, not just on Hawai’i. What interested me most was the way WWII changed their company. (Long time passion of mine, as I believe it will become the next forgotten war.)

  10. I used to eat spam a lot as it came in a can with its own key! πŸ™‚

    I usually had it fried with English mustard (mind blowing when fresh!) and tomato sauce!!! πŸ˜›

    After a decade I gave it up, but it is a fond memory!!! πŸ˜›

    Love and hugs!

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    • That was a long time ago, Ian. The key cans are history by more than 25 years. They have changed the can and the pull tab nearly half a dozen times since the key. I do not think I have ever seen one with the key (except in the museum). Most everyone I had met prior to this post only remember it with the key. Hmm. Sounds like a marketing miracle.


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