When we planned this route last year, we thought most of the bad storms occurred in the Spring months. But it turns out that Fall can be equally nasty – as we found out firsthand. Well, now we know!
With Betsy’s family reunion out of the way, we trekked up north to the land of 10,000 lakes and a billion+ mosquitoes, Minnesota. Our home base for this stop was at River Terrace Park in Monticello (Steve’s review here). We planned to spend only one day in Minneapolis, and our friends Joe and Judy, who lived and worked here for many […]
At the River Walk in New Orleans were 22 plaques describing interesting facts about the mighty Mississippi River. One thing we learned is that this mud-laden water has flowed over 2,350 miles and takes about 66 days to get from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Our crossing of the Mississippi River was a unique trip, according to […]
“Is that train moving?” Steve asked repeatedly. After peering behind us I replied that it was moving – toward us! That blaring horn was telling us to get out of its way. “Let’s get out of here!” Steve yelled in exasperation, while I nervously signaled oncoming car traffic to stop. They were not slowing down nor giving us enough space […]