Last evening we spread the MN and the US maps out on the table along with The Minnesota Historical Society brochure and hatched plans to head to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post at Onamia, Minnesota and to stay at Hobby Farm in Oak Park for the night as well as looking at an overview of our route for the next few weeks. Our first challenge this morning was to navigate from the campground to somewhere with a data signal using 20th Century technology, a paper map. We do still have the skills and rather enjoyed having a greater degree of control over our route but it was also a reminder of how much attention we once paid to navigation and how dependent we’ve become to the voice in a box telling us when and where to turn.

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