Deep in the middle of Itasca State Park is Lake Itasca, the source of a small, unassuming stream that opens up to span over 2,300* miles to the Gulf of Mexico, creating the 4th largest river in the world. April & I drove through the huge 32,000-acre state park, heading for the closest parking lot to Lake Itasca. … Continue reading A Small Stream
Remember in my earlier posts about it being the start of low season and everything closing up early? Turns out, that affected the food industry as well. Since our deck had not one, but two grills, we decided it might be fun to grill something for dinner. We found a grocery store, strolled around for awhile, … Continue reading Chinese Non-Delivery
Having made the grand loop in International Falls in record time, we then decided to just go for broke and head to Canada. After a few failed attempts by Siri and Google Maps (of course it was their fault!), we finally found a parking spot near the bridge to cross the border on foot. Once … Continue reading The Great Canadian Trek
Things change. I know, I know–let the eye rolling begin. However, I am only mentioning this because for my 30th birthday I received the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. In the USA chapters, it lists International Falls, MN as one of these places. I have been dropping hints to April left, right, … Continue reading International Falls
You always travel with your passport, right? Of course, I keep it with me all the time–because you never know when you might have to leave the country quickly. I thought so, but I wanted to double check…and well, remind you to bring your passport. Like for Birthday Trip #1, my only requests for Birthday … Continue reading Have Passport, Will Roadtrip.