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Aug 11, 2014 - Walker, MN - Northern Minnesota

(Ron Writing) It rained all night but by morning it stopped, and by 9 AM it was getting pretty bright out so we decided to head on down the road. We drove west on US-2 across northern Minnesota. This is a very sparsely populated area with just a few small towns and scattered rural homes and many, many small lakes. The climate or soil must not be conducive to farming since there are no row crops. There are a few hay fields but it mostly forested land. We detoured off in the small town of Floodwater, MN with the intention of taking a quick...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Walker MN - Stony Point COE Campground

We arrived in Minnesota just about the same time the Mayflies decided to hatch. I haven’t had a lot of experience with Mayflies, but Roger knew what they were right away. Now, why MAYflies were just hatching at the end of June is a complete mystery, but they were. Unlike mosquitoes, mayflies are nearly harmless because they don’t bite or sting. They spring from their muddy homes, fly for a day, mate, and then die. The biggest problem with these creatures is they often spring from the ground with a million of their brothers and sisters and...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 5, 2013 - Walker, Minnesota

Depart: Schnell Recreation area, North Dakota Arrive: Leech Lake, Minnesota Mileage at start of day: 22,458 Mileage at end of day: whoops - guess I really am on holidays, I forgot We are glad we decided to take secondary highways rather then the major highways. The scenery is beautiful, green and lush and there are pretty lakes every couple of miles along the road and we do not have the busy rush of the interstates. We saw a wild turkey, he wanted to be dinner but Ray avoided him. We are getting a chuckle out of the little towns and...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Minnesota - again

We came back to Minnesota to wait for the car. At least we had friends in the area and that gave us an opportunity to spend more time with them. When we arrived Jack and Roxie came over and drove us into Bemidji to get another rental car. We then met them at The Big Tap in Cass Lake for another one of their famous burgers. The next day brought great news - the car is ready!!!!! YEA!!!! Off we went to Bemidji to get the car! Later we had happy hour at Jim and Muriel's (Jack and Roxie was also there) before heading out to dine at Bayside in...

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2013 - Here we come

Jul 15, 2013 - Travel day - Cedar, WI to Walker, MN

The daughter, Joy and her husband, Steve came out to the RV park to wish us a safe trip and off we went. We had rain on and off during the trip but the roads were good and Ken just reduced his speed a little and we made it safely back to Minnesota so we can wait for the car to get out of the shop. This time we parked on the Walker side of Leech Lake. We also have friends that lives on this side of the lake. Until the next time ..... have fun and stay safe. God Bless Ken and Fran

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2013 - Here we come

Jul 11, 2013 - Walker, Mn.

We drove to Walker and searched for a RV park. Not having reservations during the height of tourist season is not a good idea. Especially on the weekend. We finally found a place at the Marina on Leech lake, which is a little expensive, we just have to remember they call it a Resort not a RV park or campground. Short Story.... The last 30 miles to Walker is a nice two lane road with a 60 mile an hour speed limit. We ended up in a line of traffic behind a 'Town and Country' driven by an old lady who would not go above 40 miles an hour. It...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Ironwood, MI to Walker, MN

We made 3 side trips today. The first stop was a Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center just outside Ashland, Wisconsin. They had several movies to watch and a display of historical items such as mining iron ore, lumber, indians, wolves, etc. Also, the building was made out of brownstone - a soft rock that used to be mined in the area. They had a nice pet trail in an adjacent farmer's hay field. The dogs really liked it. The Visitor Center gave us a map of all of the cheese locations in Wisconsin. This has to be a one of a kind state map....

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Aug 7, 2012 - Forest history center

We drove to grand rapids to learn about the lumber industry in this area. This is a recreated 1900 logging camp with period interpreters, another AAA gem. We learned that in October the ice road is started in the woods because the logs are transported on a sled with iron runners over ice, to make it possible for the horses to pull the heavy load. The camp exists for 1-2 years, all trees are felled, the men work 16 weeks starting in dec, no drinking is allowed in camp. We toured the store, sleep camp, cook camp, saw filers shack, blacksmiths...

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Summer 2012

Aug 6, 2012 - Itasca state park & Bemidji

Today we visited Itasca state park to see where the Mississippi river begins. The visitor center has a great exhibit area on the park. The search for the headwaters of the Mississippi spanned a period of 70 years with several claims. In 1820 Louis cass named Cass lake as the source. In 1823 giacometti beltrami declared lake Julia as the source. In 1832 Henry Schoolcraft finds an island in lake itasca. In 1836 Joseph Nicollet declares Nicollet creek as the source. In 1772 Julius chambers declares a creek between elk lake and lake itasca as...

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Summer 2012

Jul 30, 2012 - Walker MN

The road to Air Safe was under construction and was a little tricky to navigate towing our 5th wheel. But all is well with the hitch so it’s off to MN. Routes 10 and 34, MN scenic byways, are good roads. Pine Creek RV Park is small, attached to a motel, but pleasant. And there is a farm stand just up the road where I got corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and blueberries. We drove to Horseshoe Bay Lodge for our first walleye lunch-very good. The resort has a swimming beach; outdoor activities such as horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, and...

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Jul 28, 2011 - Three Score . . . Hope There's Many More . . .

“Welcome to the Sixties” was the first thing I heard this morning! Is that rude or what? However, facts be facts and who can argue with the truth! I met my goal, I wanted to lose 40 pounds by my 60th and I accomplished that a few short weeks shy of The Day! We resumed exercising in our daily routine and are eating better than in the past; so I do honestly feel GREAT! However, birthdays are an exception to everyday life I think (or that’s my story and I’m sticking with it, haha)! The day was absolutely beautiful. Managed to get up early,...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Getting Ready to Celebrate!

What a wonderful surprise! Linda and Rudy (they are now close to finalizing their almost four month long Great River Road adventure) came over for us to go out and celebrate Rudy's birthday today - and what did they do? They surprised me by giving me this wonderful giraffe walking stick for my birthday in another two days! I was really blown away with them even picking up on the fact that I have collected giraffes and have done so since 1976 when living in Puerto Rico and got my first giraffe and the herd grew and grew to well over 300!...

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