The Mississippi River runs through St. Cloud, Minnesota, but most of the city’s 67,000 inhabitants live on the western side. It is close enough to Minneapolis/St. Paul that some of its residents commute there to work. Laetitia and her group hiked along the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail and visited the Old Depot Railroad Museum in Dassel before arriving at their hotel. St. Cloud has a large number of attractive city parks, and the group explored several of them. A conversation overheard at dinner gave Laetitia the limerick of the day.
A young lady who lived in Saint Cloud
Made noises so excessively loud
Making love in the park
That it made the dogs bark
And it soon drew a very large crowd.