Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Temperature 56 Degrees, Partially Sunny

Spam Museum

Last night was a a cold one, it went down to 35 degrees. However, I didn’t anticipate any problems since we had two heat pumps, the propane furnace, and two electric heaters. Well, when we went to bed it was already down to 39 degrees so I decided to turn the propane furnace on. It fired right up and we were warm as toast. Several hours later I got up for one of my nocturnal visits to the loo and I thought, It’s cold in here. Long story short, the furnace would not come on. What? So I switched to the heat pumps and guess what they worked like a champ all the way down to 35 degrees. As for the furnace, when I got up this morning I figured for giggles and chuckles let me try it and see what gives. Yup, it fired right up. Who knows what happened last night. I’m not going to loose any sleep over it.

So, inquiring minds want to know why we came this way? Would you believe just to indulge my fascination with Spam. That’s right, I love the product and when I discovered that there was a Spam museum here in MN, I just knew I had to visit it. So, come on let’s pay it a visit.

First thing in the door and I just knew this was going to be a good day.

Now for some fun facts. And since, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words here we go.

More than just a gift box they help to forge a tangible bond between family members. It is one way for family members who are apart to say I miss you and I love you.

Spam has also always been there for those who serve.

Postwar America was treated to the Hormel Girls.

Some more fun exhibits in the museum.

Hormel claims it is the first motorcycle to run on refined bacon grease.

And of course I just had to have one.

So we came, we visited, and we have no regrets. It was a fantastic way to spend a Tuesday morning. We learned a lot which makes it an even better day. Now, its back home and time to pack once again since we move again tomorrow.

If you are ever in this area, or just passing through I encourage you to take an hour or two and visit the museum. You’ll be glad you did.


  1. To the best of my knowledge, I have never eaten SPAM in my life. I do not have any idea what it tastes like. I am glad you had a wonderful day. So, is that 61 T-shirts? Wow? Safe travels tomorrow!


  2. We had spam in a breakfast sandwich in Hawaii which had an easy over egg. Careful eating. 😁 Never realized it was so popular and sooooo many flavors. Safe travels.


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