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May 13, 2015 - Leaving Big Sandy

When we were in Grand Rapids last week one of the brochures we picked up was titled “Edge of the Wilderness-Discovery Guide”. This was published by the Chippewa National Forest and covers Highway 38 as it goes north from Grand Rapids. Highway 38 is one of the first National Scenic Byways. The guide helps the traveler explore the nature and history of this little part of Minnesota. As we drove north we were again reminded that spring is just arriving in some parts of the country. Trees have barely broken bud and the air was chilly. Some of...

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May 5, 2015 - Sightseeing Around the Lake Area

We have been busy the last two days doing a little sightseeing around this area. We have found out that fishing is the big activity here. This weekend is the opening of walleye season. Right now we are the only campers in the park, starting Friday it will be a full house! That being said we have had to search for things to see and do. After all it is mostly lakes, some farm land and some forest land here. Yesterday we drove about 30 miles north to Grand Rapids, MN. There we found a welcome center. It is housed in an old train depot. They...

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May 3, 2015 - On Our Way to the Great Lakes

We have completed three days of the trip and right now are west of Duluth, MN. We left Jefferson City about 10:00AM on Thursday and arrived at our first way point, Grinnell, Iowa around 4:00PM. We spent the night at Uncle Wally’s place. Not a bad spot for the night. It was very quiet after 10:00pm. In fact it was so quiet at some point in the middle of the night that I woke up and wondered what was wrong it was so quiet! In the morning we again left about 10:00AM and made it to Lake City, MN. Lake City is on the Mississippi River and there...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, MN

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – Arrived at Lloyd’s home on the Big Sandy Lake early afternoon. After touring Libby Dam on Big Sandy Lake we saw the Big Sandy Lodge and Resort and some of the cabins along the waterfront. Actually we saw more deer during this tour then we have seen the entire trip so far. Dorothea had a delicious meal of hamburger and wild rice with salad. I got the recipe because it was the best wild rice dish we have ever eaten. 500 was the game of choice and boys WON!!!! Wednesday, June 13, 2012 –Lowell and Lloyd joined Skip in...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Savanah Portage State Park

A lovely park - well maintained, great trails, beautiful ponds and again not very crowded although they were full for the upcoming weekend. Mosquitoes starting to be bad - along with deer flies. Took a quick hike to a bog and we were eaten alive or at least it seemed that way. Had a wonderful time watching a mother Merlin (small falcon and a life bird for us) eat a gold finch and feed it to her three youngsters.

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