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Paddling Across

Paddling Across

Together we’ve crossed the Mississippi River countless times via bridges. A few years ago at Lake Itasca we did it across stepping stones. Today Karen did it on a stand up paddle board! Ever since our first experience trying a stand up paddle board in Wisconsin, Karen...

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Bluegrass on Prairie Island

Bluegrass on Prairie Island

As we left the Minneapolis-St Paul area we deliberately avoided the urban section of the Great River Road and instead skirted the Twin Cities to the south and east to Hastings where we picked up the scenic road again. As the road meandered along the west bank of the...

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Today’s adventure yielded so much more than we ever expected even from a Minnesota Historical Society site. The human history at what became Fort Snelling here at the confluence of the Minnesota and the Mississippi Rivers began at least 10,000 years ago according to...

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The Falls of St Anthony

The Falls of St Anthony

Despite misgivings about venturing into the traffic of a metropolitan area, we headed into the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After finding a garage parking site (We love the ParkMobile app) and breakfasting at the nearby Farmers Kitchen + Bar, we walked the short...

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River Road: From Rural to Urban

River Road: From Rural to Urban

Today's adventure has been another day of driving The Great River Road starting from the hamlet of Palisade along back roads. It felt a bit like a trip through time when the route took us on dirt roads through farmland with old and weathered farm buildings. Along with...

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the River and Through the Woods

Yesterday was our first day of actually driving the Great River Road. We joined the Mississippi on the east side of Lake Bemidji and meandered along the river all the way to Palisade. It truly is an area that invites you to travel over the river and through the woods....

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Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi

Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi

Today we begin our exploration of the Mississippi River along The Great River Road. Actually we've been fascinated by the great river from Lake Itasca, the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota to Destrehan Plantation near New Orleans, we've visited quite a few...

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Blue Moose in East Grand Forks

Blue Moose in East Grand Forks

In 1997 East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and its big sister city, Grand Forks, North Dakota were devastated by a major flood of the Red River of the North. Nearly every home was damaged and whole neighborhoods were wiped out. One local told us that everyone in the area...

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Alice’s Restaurant in Baudette

Alice’s Restaurant in Baudette

Besides short travel days and longer stays, this trip is also remarkable in that we don’t have a destination. It’s about exploration especially of the small towns scattered across the country. And we’re finding a lot of city park campgrounds often located within easy...

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Three Days of Fabulous Eats

Three Days of Fabulous Eats

When we first arrived at Arnold’s Campground RV Park in International Falls, Minnesota, we learned Amanda had arrived just minutes before us. Set up was minimal, just plug into shore power and put down stabilizers before setting up our chairs in the shade. Right away...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.