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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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Snake River Fur Post

Snake River Fur Post

It's yet another Minnesota Historical Society site and it's just as exciting as every other MNHS site we've visited. We arrived at the Snake River Fur Post in a light rain on the Saturday before the Fourth and were the only visitors on the tour with Jackie, our...

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Lake Mille Lacs Band

Lake Mille Lacs Band

Yesterday we picked up the brochure listings all the Minnesota Historical Society sites and realized we were within an easy drive of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post. When we arrived the talk in the Four Seasons Room had just begun. Not getting...

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Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse got added to our list of must sees after an enthusiastic suggestion from our üCamp friends, Pam & Mike. Our excitement about it elevated to the next level when we pulled in and discovered that it is a Minnesota Historical Society site. Ever...

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Navigating by Map

Navigating by Map

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...

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Forestville

Forestville

On our very first visit to Minnesota we stayed at here at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park but only as an overnight stay since we'd promised to be somewhere. This time we're on Site #18 and we've deliberately allowed time to explore the park. Just a short distance...

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The Forest History Center

The Forest History Center

What a treat! This is another of the incredibly well interpreted living history museums of the Minnesota  Historical Society. The visitors center offered some wonderful exhibits on the history and future of forestry as well as a great movie on the last log drive...

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Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

Video: Charles Lindbergh at Little Falls Yesterday after getting ourselves and our T@B situated, the two of us decided to head off on a bit of a hike despite the mosquitoes. We grabbed the portable Thermacell and headed off to hike on the grounds where a young Charles...

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Shocking the Oats

Shocking the Oats

The Oliver H. Kelley Farm on the banks of the Mississippi near Elk River MN is a working farm utilizing 1860's agricultural techniques. It's a Minnesota Historical Society site. As we were walking from the visitors center to the homestead we noticed farm...

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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.