Rolle Bolle LbNA # 41233
|Owner||Whirly-Girl Wanna Be|
|Placed Date||Jun 25 2008|
|Last Update||May 24 2013|
Proudly displaying the red, yellow and black stripes of the Belgian flag, the signs outside Ghent, Minnesota, (home of 300 people, many of Belgian descent) claim that Ghent is the rolle bolle capital of the world. Rolle bolle is a Belgian game related to horseshoes, ten pin bowling, and bocce ball.
You'll find Ghent on Hwy 68 a few miles northwest of Marshall. To locate the letterbox, you need to find a small park just off the highway on the southeast end of town. There is no sign marking the park, but you'll know you're in the right spot if you see the bright white picnic tables and park benches. You can park on the side of the park away from the highway. If you walk along the south side of the park, you will come to a bridge that takes you over a peaceful stream.
Just on the other side, stop when you come to the first tree on your left. You will see a small path that leads away from this tree and goes between two multi-trunked trees just a few feet away. The letterbox is in the base of the larger of these trees. Please be sure to cover it well before you leave.