|Nick's Burgers on Main Ave. In business since 1929. Really|
great art deco building in pristine condition.
It's the classic Main Street USA scene: diagonal parking into the curb, old store fronts still viable with active businesses. I found a cute little coffee shop in one of the store fronts - Cottonwood Coffee - and enjoyed a cappuccino while relaxing and enjoying the ambience.
|A nice cuppa at Cottonwood Coffee. Homey touch....ceramic mug.|
It even had a chip in it, just like an old favorite mug one might have at home.
I drove around the little downtown area a bit, getting the "lay of the land" and determining where I needed to go later that afternoon for packet pickup. Then I returned to the hotel, got checked in, and killed some time before packet pickup opened late in the afternoon.
The Children's Museum was site of packet pickup, so I parked in a public parking lot that I'd found on 3rd Ave, stopped at Cottonwood Coffee for another drink to go, then continued on to the Children's Museum where I sat outside at a table and enjoyed the sunshine and the scenery while finishing my coffee before going inside to pick up my race packet.
|Crab apple trees in bloom everywhere!! I miss these so much.|
I was among the first to pick up my packet, but I could see that the organizers had this down to an efficient system. In just a few minutes I had my packet in hand and was heading back to my car.
|Packet pickup inside the beautiful atrium of the Children's Museum|
I considered staying in town and finding a place for dinner, but it was still early and I'd had a late lunch, so it was back to the hotel to lay out what I'd need for the race in the morning.
Tomorrow: Brookings Half Marathon and state #48.