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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....Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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,...Jump to full entry
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!...Jump to full entry
Jul 26, 2011 - Final Move Has Its Challenges
From Pine Creek Motor Coach/RV Park – Walker, MN At our last stop on the GRR trip………seems that we have been traveling this route for a long time in some instances, but then seems as if we just started! It has been almost four months and we have seen, done and stayed many places in this period of time. Today we were prepared to move a short 90 miles to our final destination………Stony Point Resort in Cass Lake, MN. We did just this but when we pulled into our site that had been assigned to us over five months ago………it was a NO GO! First, we...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2011 - A Wonderful Fourth Weekend!
Happy, Happy Fourth to All! We have really enjoyed our first weekend here in Walker at Trails RV Park. We really haven't gotten out to explore too much other than a brief drive into Walker and a bike ride on the 3rd to check out the Heartland Trail right outside the RV park. Jerry finally found some time to install some vent covers on our ceiling fans that we have wanted to do FORever and now they are installed - certainly better him than me to make it happen. He had to climb up on top of the coach and work on the installation for the...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2011 - Holiday Weekend Travel North to Walker
We were up and ready to go at 0900, a full thirty minutes earlier than we originally planned. Once we had Zookie in her carrier, the rest of the breaking down process goes very quick! The news reported the state of Minnesota had not reached a budget resolution and therefore the state was officially shut down. We didn't know if this was going to impact traffic with it also being a holiday weekend and folks taking a day off to beat the crowds to reach their respective destinations. So, we were pleasantly surprised as well as pleased to have...Jump to full entry
Dec 13, 2008 - Where the Hell is Matt?
I stumbled onto Matt Harding’s video a few weeks ago, and wanted to share it with you. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Matt is the young man who managed to become an internet phenomenon for dancing badly around the world. Although the video seems silly at first, it’s also very compelling. Without a word, Matt has managed to capture something fundamental about the joy of travel. **Note, you may want to turn your volume up before pressing play.Jump to full entry
May 12, 2007 - Kenzy's Trip and All About It
Back in Bangkok, with only two more days! And so the adventure is coming to an end. I wish we could keep travelling, but I have to say, it will be a relief to be able to have my own space again. Even more so for me, because I'll be heading up to Alaska to do my theatre conservatory. We've been spending the last few days wandering around malls and markets, and eating some really good food. Dad's already gotten two massages. I've discovered that you don't have to go to the restuarants to eat good food. There's a cheapie place at one of the...Jump to full entry