Although it is called the SSUVFL, it is anything but. The first “S” is for Super, which it is. This idealic setting is in the middle of an area mixed with forest and farmlands in western Minnesota. Rivers and lakes dot the countryside making the property of Dino and Lisa the perfect place to decompress after a few weeks at the farm. The second “S” is for Secret. I don’t think so, people by the thousands flock here to enjoy this area.
The V and F are for Virus Free. Definitely not. There are more germs around this place than a portapotty at the state fair. From what I have determined the only way to stay germ-free here is to constantly consume alcohol. At least that is what we observed by Dino and Lisa. Not wanting to take a chance, we followed suit, resulting in our two day stay there being nothing but a blur.
The “L” is for Location which will remain unnamed as they do not want the thousands of their blog fans flocking to their property turning it into a Tent City reminiscent of downtown Portland. They have a beautiful spot which would no doubt be overrun in no time should the exact location become public.
These wanna be carnies took a few days off from slinging soup to spend time with us.
We spent most of our time on their front porch consuming mass amounts of liquid in our attempt to stay virus free. I think we were successful as even the mosquitoes wanted nothing to do with our blood after a while.
We did get off their property a couple of times to explore the surrounding area. Holy people everywhere! There is no doubt that Barb and I lead a sheltered life in areas devoid of the masses. So, when we do get out amongst the living, it is sensory overload for us. Dino and I went to a flea market and seemed everyone and their brother were out along with their kids and dogs. The people watching was as interesting as the wares for sale.
For supper the first night Dino prepared a couple of sandwiches from their food trailer. I am not sure if they were fresh made or leftovers from their last carnival, but they were delicious. We sampled the Cheesy Sasquatch and a Tado’s Meatball Hoagie. I asked about the soup and all Dino said was “No soup for you!”.
The girls were happy to get out and run around. Dakota explored the area leaving our sight for a few minutes, she returned looking like this, wagging her tail and a big smile on her face.
So, off we went down to the river to wash her off.
Zoey was obsessed with Moose and Journey. Moose was tolerant and I think was even having fun playing with Zoey.
Journey, not so much.....
Afterward, Zoey was so tired she had to head to Dino and Lisa's bed and take a nap.