Monthly Archives: July 2018

St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam/Mississippi Queen Riverboat Cruise

July 31, 2018 In 1680 Father Louis Hennepin was the first European to see the falls and named them for St. Anthony. The village of St. Anthony, later part of Minneapolis, was founded on the east bank of the river … Continue reading

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Interstate State Park (MN)

July 31, 2018 I spotted Interstate State Park while checking on the National Park and talked John into stopping (it was right there and Chloe needed some more activities for her Minnesota Naturalist Patch). They also have a small but … Continue reading

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St Croix National Scenic Riverway

July 31, 2018 What had been planned as a somewhat relaxing day driving into Wisconsin to visit the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Visitor Center so Chloe could earn her Junior Ranger badge became another jam packed touring day. I’m … Continue reading

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Minnesota Zoo

July 30, 2018 The Minnesota Zoo was amazing. We spent the entire day there from opening to closing. They had a full schedule of feedings and keeper talks so we got online ahead of time to plan our day. Chloe … Continue reading

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Mall of America (MOA)

July 29, 2018 I hate shopping. I hate malls. I had NO interest in hitting Mall of America‚Ķ but it was one of those “you HAVE to” locations and we were passing it just about every day. So to appease … Continue reading

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Science Center of Minnesota

July 29, 2018 The Science Center was AWESOME! We could have easily spent three or more days there. One of John’s favorite sights was this giant astronaut. He said it reminded him of the Sta-puft Marshmallow in the first Ghostbusters … Continue reading

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Mississippi National River Recreation Area

July 29, 2018 The National Park Visitor Center is located just off the lobby of the Science Center of Minnesota. It is a very small visitor center with a few displays on the uses of the river and what it … Continue reading

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Minneapolis/St. Paul & Lebanon Hills Campground

July 28-31, 2018 We left the North Woods of Minnesota and followed the Mississippi River south to the big city life in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We had booked a nice pull through site at Lebanon Hills Regional Park Campground for four … Continue reading

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July 27, 2018 You know a child is growing up when their taste changes. You are no longer restricted to Kraft Mac & Cheese and ramen soup. Chloe has been expanding her palate over the last few years but had … Continue reading

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Mississippi Headwaters

July 26, 2018 This is what we’d looked forward to for a long time. We were at the headwaters of the Mississippi. For the next week we’d be tracking the river through Minneapolis and into northeastern Iowa. But here is … Continue reading

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