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Week 3 - Minnesota to (Final - no pics)

Mom will add to this as the week progresses...

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Day 16 - Well, here we are in Minnesota, State 7. We came to the headwaters of the Mississippi. Jeanette crossed the river on foot. I went out a little way on teh rock dam. Last nite we camped here. In the evening we heard scratching and mewing. Jeanette shone a flashlight out the window and saw the tail of a racoon skittering under the RV. Yesterday we were in Bemiji and saw Paul Bunyon and the Blue Ox (statues). Driving thru North Dakota I was impressed by how wet it was. There were lots of sunflower fields and hay. Minnesota is more farm like and towns are closer togeher.

We've seen many reconstructed villages. Some of the things there in the houses, stores and schools I remembered suing when? We had a nice visit with daughter Penny. She gave us a tour of McLaughlin and nearby communities describing their needs and successes. It was interesting.

Day 16 (evening) - We are a few miles from Duluth, one of the largest ports in the US. We are at Saganaw Campground. We stopped at Judy Garlands home (moved to it's place in Grand Rapids, Minnesota). We didn't tour it as it was expensive and we were tired. I bought a few cards and Jeanette bought the "yellow brick road" so we should be in Oz soon. We we stopped for gas, a doe and two fwn were walking in a field across the road.

Day 17 - Last nite spent in the city park of Bayfield, Wisconsin. We are right on Lake Superior. It rained hard yesterday. No rain this morning. We can see the Apostle Islands. The sun is trying to shine. The fog is gone. We drove on the Hwy 13 which borders the lake. Picked up sand at a nice beach. Hope to get to Michigan today. The trees are getting very yellow and red in places.

Day 21 - Haven't written for some days. We are sitting in the RV in front of my borther-in-law's house in Berrien Springs, Mich. We traveled about 200 miles today, mostly on the interstate, so we didn't stop much. The colors on the trees are nice, but not as spectacular as farther north. It was raining hard in Sault St. Marie, but I could see the boats coming and going thru the locks from inside the building & Jeanette went outside on a covered elevated walkway to get pictures.

Fort Makinac & the bridge was nice. Last nites camp was a primative campsite, but I slept will. My foam pad was about 5 inches longer than my bed so I cut it off and pade a pad for my front seat. Comfy! It is nice here - lots of trees - quiet, a bird or two twittering.

Posted by phylisej 07:32 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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I'm enjoying the write-ups from both of you very much, and the pictures. The Twin Cities are nice, and you may want to stop at the Mall of America. I'm not sure if it's still the largest or not.

by msj

I'm not a huge mall person myself. Also the folks at the campground last night were from Minneapolis and advised us to avoid the area for now. Because of the bridge collapse, the traffic has been adversly affected for a large area and it is difficult to go around. Thanks for the suggestion however, even though we can't always take you up on your advice, we do try to take everything into consideration!

by jl98584

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