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Aug 1, 2019 - Midwest Country theatre

We went to Sandstone and found a great gift shop across from the theater. The theater was built in 1924 for vaudeville shows and the acoustics on the stage are preferred by the entertainers as they can accurately hear the sounds they are playing. The lobby has photos of previous acts and the whole atmosphere reminds me of the Orange Blossom Opry as it’s a place outside of the big city where good country acts can be seen. The attendance was very low according the the woman next to us but the show was good anyway. Joe McPherson is someone...

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Jul 31, 2019 - Hinckley

We are at the Big Casino resort and it’s really nice. Concrete pads but all are back in. There are trees throughout the campground that would interfere with satellite on many sites and they assigned us to a spot with a tree - we took 151 next to it with no tree but it is a straight back in so Ray had to drive into the spot opposite from us to get into it. Today we took in the town of Hinckley, it’s a very nice place. Has several gas stations with car wash, grocery store with baked goods. Tobias cinnamon rolls are famous and I bought one to...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Homeward Bound

Well, I guess I got some 'splaining to do. I was heading up to Cass Lake MN to escape the heat and humidity that abundant in Davenport IA and was forecasted to continue for some time there and south. It had originall Ay been my intention to head south from there along the Great River Road tracking the Mississippi River south to New Orleans. From there I intended to head back northeasterly to Wash DC area to visit with daughter Vicki and family before heading back home with a stop in Athens GA to see grandson Timothy. So as reported in the...

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Apr 22, 2016 - A few days at the casino

After a trip to our RV mechanic in Princeton, Minnesota for some work on our motorhome, it seemed a shame to just head back to our daughter's driveway in North Oaks, so Hazel and I headed 60 miles Northeast to Grand Casino in Hinckley,Minnesota. Owned and operated by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, it is a first-class operation, with a 300 pad RV park that's on the "Good Sam Club" list of the top 100 RV parks in the country. It was Thursday afternoon when we pulled in and registered. "One night", I said, showed my casino player's card for...

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Sep 29, 2015 - On the road again...

Date: September 29, 2015 Tonight’s Location: Hinckley, MN Campground: Grand Casino RV Resort Mileage: End - 78370 Start - 78148 Total Miles for the day: 222 Weather: beautiful sunshine Temperature: start 28º High 57º Wildlife count: Six White-tailed Deer Year List: 318 Birds: Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, American Crow, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Purple Finch, Blue Jay, Red-winged Blackbird, Trumpeter Swans, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mallard, American Black Duck We were up early, but...

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Voyageurs Venture

Dec 26, 2014 - RV Cemetery

My wife Hazel is off visiting grandkids for a month in Washington, DC (our son Tom and his wife Kira have a new baby girl) and then to New Hampshire, and won't return home until about January 8th. That leaves me home alone with the dogs and cats, with Christmas planning completely up to me. My children in the Twin Cities area all have busy schedules, and I decided this year I would do something all by myself, and head to the RV park at the Hinckley, Minnesota Indian casino. Hazel and I get up there a few times a year, and actually once in...

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Sep 4, 2014 - Early storm in Gilbert

Date: September 4, 2014 Tonight’s Location: Hinckley, MN Campground: Grand Casino RV Park Mileage: End - 52529 Start - 52413 Total Miles for the day: 116 Weather: stormy, sunny, rain, clouds, sunny Temperature: start 57º High 73º Wildlife count: Year List: 348 Birds: Common Raven, Canada Geese, Common Loon, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Savannah Sparrow We awoke to a brilliant sky, and a double rainbow. Soon, however, the rains came with lightening, thunder and 40 mph winds. The only thing damaged on the RV...

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Going West 2014

Aug 16, 2014 - Hazel's 71st Birthday

On Friday August 15th, I headed out with the motorhome from Princeton for Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota, about a 45 minute drive. Hazel was still babysitting at our daughter's home in the Twin Cities, and somewhere along the route I had a phone call from her saying that she'd be along "right after Jeopardy was over". Hazel hardly ever misses Jeopardy. Our oldest son was on the show a few years ago, missing "Final Jeopardy" by about $400 bucks ... what a bummer. When I arrived at the casino RV park, our friends Don and Sandee were...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Northshore Drive

Back from Canada, we decided to hang around Hinckley for a few days to rest and catch up on the laundry. Of course, Stephanie, not one to let the grass grow under her, had other plans. We headed to the northern shores of Minnesota on Lake Superior. The drive north through Duluth went along the shore and some quite fancy residential neighborhoods. You could tell the ones just outside of Duluth were not your average middle class neighborhoods. The views overlooking Lake Superior were quite stunning all the way to the Split Rock Lighthouse,...

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Jul 30, 2014 - Gone Fishin’!! – Dunlop’s Fly-In Lodge (frmly Little Churchill Lodge)

With the bus parked in Hinckley, MN we headed to north Manitoba, Canada to do a little fishin’ with friends Bill and Beverly Mason. The lodge is 1,031 miles north of Minneapolis, MN (so far it is not on most maps, including our blog map). We headed by car to Minneapolis (about a two hour drive) to catch a flight to Thompson, MB via Winnipeg. We spent the night in Thompson and caught an early morning flight on an 8-seater to the lodge for 4 days on Lake Waskaiowaka catching Walleyes (for shore lunch) and Northern Pike. The lake empties into...

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Jul 24, 2014 - Hinckley, MN

From Michigan we moved to Hinckley, MN to a nice campground with good security as we will be leaving the bus here when we go fishing in Canada. After one last visit to Cabela’s to make sure Stephanie was outfitted properly, we toured some sights in the area. The St. Croix National Scenic River Way flows between MN and WI and eventually into the Mississippi. The Feds protected the river in 1968 to provide year round recreational activities for residents and guests of the area. Of course we had to go to the Visitors’ Center for Stephanie to...

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Jun 29, 2014 - A Trip to the Casino

This week my wife and I noted the 48th anniversary of our wedding on June 25, 1966, the 90th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand, which somehow seemed appropriate to me at the time. So, we celebrated by driving our 30' Class A motorhome up to the RV Park at Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. This is a great destination, the park is on the "top 100" list with the "Good Sam Club", with a great swimming pool, WiFi, cable television, all the hookups, and a shuttle bus that comes by every 15 minutes to whisk you to the casino, two blocks away....

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