Instead of just driving myself 100 miles straight to Mankato, I took the opportunity to have a solo adventure in the Twin Cities .
On this last visit to my dad’s hometown, I had some time to myself to catch the sunrise and snap some photos of things I think make this town so special.
Mankato is an awesome town where you can find stunning natural beauty, rich history, and really genuine people. When you come here, you will totally understand the meaning of “Minnesota Nice.” I always feel right at home. This is why I can’t get enough of Mankato: