I love riding up and down MN-47. It's a much more enjoyable ride than taking US-169. On March 14th, I rode up to Lake Mille Lacs. It's the second-largest lake in Minnesota and it was still covered in a thick sheet of ice. It felt at least 10 degrees colder near the lake. This trip is yet another 150-mile loop from the Twin Cities that I really enjoy. You can add 60 miles by riding all the way around the lake but I chose not to do that this day.
This is Portside Beer & Liquor near Isle,MN, next to the lake. I love "road cheese" like the two giant fish in the background and will almost always stop to take pictures.
The outside of this diner had a nice feel to it. It wasn't open and I can't tell if it is still in business. I think it was in or just south of Isle, MN. The sign says "Cruisin' at Pat & Kari's Diner".
This is an old abandoned building (church?) that is along MN-47. For some reason, I really like old buildings and barns that are falling down and overgrown like this as if they are slowly returning to nature.
You can adopt a section of highway. My favorite sponsor name along MN-47 is "Biker Buddies of Booger".