Tag Archives: Minnesota

Bemidji

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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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

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Vince Shute’s Bears

July 24, 2018 We spent an awesome evening with about 50 black bears at Vince Shute’s. Vince Shute’s has been and may still be controversial. Let me explain. Vince Shute ran a lumber camp at this site for several decades. … Continue reading

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Ash River Visitor Center & Unplanned Detour

July 24, 2018 Ash River was our third and final visitor center at Voyageurs National Park. When we pulled into the visitor center parking lot, Chloe spotted a car covered in corks… totally covered. Anywhere paint would be had a … Continue reading

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North Canoe Program

July 24, 2018 Our third and final boat tour was more do-it-yourself. It is their North Canoe program and we loved it! Two Rangers come out in full character dressed as Voyageurs and “recruited” us to try out for a … Continue reading

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Voyageurs Rainy Lake Visitor Center and Heritage Garden

July 23, 2018 One Visitor Center down, two to go. We headed to International Falls and the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. This is Voyageur’s largest, fanciest visitor center. It is the only one open year round. They cut ice roads … Continue reading

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Voyageurs National Park – Kabetogama Visitor Center

July 22, 2018 We were back at the Kab Visitor Center early the next morning to finish our exploration and check in for our boat tour. Like I mentioned, there is a waiting list so if you booked but arrive … Continue reading

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Soudan Mine

July 21, 2018 The Soudan Mine is the oldest and deepest iron ore mine in Minnesota and was operated by United States Steel until 1962. It was donated to the state to be preserved as a state park. To get … Continue reading

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Voyageurs National Park Intro and Woodenfrog Campground

July 21-24, 2018 Voyageurs National Park is the reason we made this summer trip. Back in 2016 we asked Chloe where she wanted to go next summer and she answered “someplace I’ve never been” (that certainly narrowed it down – … Continue reading

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