Category Archives: Science


January 28-31, 2019 Whoopers… aka Whooping Cranes. These are the largest birds in North America. They are on the Federal Endangered list. At one point only 15 birds were located at their southern migration point at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. … Continue reading

Posted in Campgrounds, National Park, Nature Notes, Parks, Scenic Drives, Science, Walking Tours | Leave a comment

Little River Canyon National Preserve

December 13, 2018 We did a quick stop at Little River Canyon on our way up to our planned storage spot in Tennessee. They had a lot of rain recently so the falls were flowing nicely. There is a nice … Continue reading

Posted in National Park, Science | Leave a comment

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

October 23, 2018 As on many of our travels, we often come across something to do that wasn’t on our agenda. The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery was one of them. This is the largest trout-rearing fish hatchery in … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes, Parks, Science | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Museums, Science | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Hiking, Museums, Nature Notes, Parks, Restaurants, Science | Leave a comment

Itasca State Park

July 25-28, 2018 We decided that since we were “Up North” that it would be a good time to check out the headwaters of the Mississippi River so we booked into Itasca State Park. Just listing all that Itasca has … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Beach, Boat tour, Campgrounds, Hiking, History, Museums, Nature Notes, Parks, Restaurants, Scenic Drives, Science | Leave a comment

International Wolf Center

July 16-19, 2018 Chloe attended a four day summer day camp at the International Wolf Center in Ely and loved it. She learned all about wolves, wolf packs, humans and wolves, moose and wolves and so on. They spent time … Continue reading

Posted in Museums, Nature Notes, Science, Uncategorized | Leave a comment