2019 Anniversary Tour travel blog


Our stateroom

Compliments of the Captain

View from our balcony - the dock is under construction

There's always a Y around

Motorcycles in front of Red Wing shoe building

Main St. (US 61) in Red Wing

Somebody else with a Winnebago is celebrating a 50th Anniversary

Uffda - A Scandinavian expression common in Minnesota

Amtrak station in Red Wing - a stop for the Empire Builder

The stern wheel of our boat

Mark Twain provided some entertainment this afternoon

Thunderstorms and tornado warnings tonight

We took a bus to Red Wing, MN this morning to board the sternwheeler America to begin our cruise down the Mississippi River. We're docked along the waterfront and it was a short walk to main street of the town. I walked to the Red Wing Shoe Company store where they have the World's Largest Boot, a size 638-D that weighs over a ton. According to the description, it is too big for the Statue of Liberty to wear. So far the food has been good on board. We'll probably gain 10 lbs. before we get to St. Louis.

We were scheduled to leave Red Wing about 5:30PM, but it appears there is a mechanical problem with the boat. They apparently have to fly someone in to diagnose and fix the issue. Not a promising beginning for our trip, but at least we won't go hungry. We're hoping the boat gets fixed tomorrow and we get underway. Stay tuned.

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