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North America » United States » Minnesota September 9th 2012

So, here I am on the cusp of my great India adventure. For those readers who are not familiar with my adventure-to-come, let me explain: Last January, I went with a small group of friends to the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) regional conference in Ames, IA. It's a big to-do that gives theatre departments and professionals an opportunity to rub elbows, with lots of performances and workshops and competitions. There's a lot going on at any given moment, so we'd occassionally plan to divide and conquer. That way, at least we could share notes afterward. One of the days, my two roommates ended up going to a workshop run by a representative of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), while I went to another (and far less interesting) workshop. When they came back, they were ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » the Headwaters September 5th 2012

August 30--With September coming on fast, I felt the need to travel on. I wanted to get to North Dakota, then south to Colorado to spend some time with the kids. First, though, I had one last stop to make in Minnesota: to see the headwaters of the Mississippi. In the 19th century white explorers searched for the source of the big river. The Indians had always known the source, though, so it was a Native American chief of the Objibwe Tribe who guided Henry Schoolcraft to Lake Itasca in 1832. Today the Lake and the start of the River are included in a state park which has preserved the wildlife and vegetation so the area looks much like it did when Schoolcraft first saw it. Lake Itasca is shaped like an upside-down “Y” with long, ... read more
Lake Itasca
Crossing the Mississippi
Sign Marking the Source

North America » United States » Minnesota » Mountain Iron August 29th 2012

August 18-22 –After the Pictured Rocks cruise I spent another night in Munising, then followed the lake shore on Hwy 28 to Marquette where I rested a couple of days sorting all my pictures! I thought seriously about driving to Copper Harbor and taking the ferry to Isle Royale National Park. The more I read about it, however, the more I decided to skip it. (Yes, I know that seeing as many national parks as I could was on my bucket list!) First it was about 120 miles out of the way, then a ferry ride and back for an all day trip to the island, which seemed to be a fishing, hiking, backpacking heaven. None of which appeals to me. Maybe another year! I just drove on across the base of the peninsula to Ironwood ... read more
Funny Sign
Wandering Wolf

North America » United States » Minnesota » Monticello August 24th 2012

Allan, Carol, Ken on MN farm... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis August 23rd 2012

I went back to my home state for my sister and my nephews. We had a little small gathering for the remembrance of my mother. It was nice but, of course, always awkward. I met my 1st cousins (my father's brother's kids) for basically the first time. They remembered me but I was too young to recall. I do remember seeing their photos. It is always nice to hear the good moments & memories of my mother's life when she was healthy-both physically and mentally. My mother's cousins were also able to give that to me via facebook, email, and telephone too. I appreciate what she could offer and knew she gave what she was capable of giving. Of course, it is always a joy seeing my nephews. Four boys....oh the happy chaos but they are ... read more
Fort Snelling-St. Paul
Forts Snelling-St. Paul
Forts Snelling-St Paul


North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis August 8th 2012

The distance to Romania!... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Milaca July 22nd 2012

I started this blog to share our vacation this summer. I am hoping for it to be fun and full of great deals and awesome places to go and not miss.... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Maple Grove July 22nd 2012

Arrived in the Minneapolis area with plans to take the aliner in for some service work and hook up with the Hauglie family for a mini family reunion. First thing Monday morning after dropping Aliner off we decided to get haircuts. We were looking a little shabby. I also fit in a pedicure too! After sprucing up a bit we visited with Henry and MaryJane Fisher in Bloomington. What a delightful visit. We arrived at Joe and Pam's on Monday afternoon after successfully having the air conditioner replaced in Elk River. Joe showed us around the area and we had a great dinner at an Irish Pub , Cladaugh's, Bangers and Mashers on menu, food was delicious. Tuesday was full of more sightseeing around Minneapolis with Joe, the tour guide, and a swing by the airport ... read more
Minnesota and Lake O'Brien
Minnesota and Lake O'Brien
Minnesota and Lake O'Brien

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis July 19th 2012

Team Romania 2012 is busy working on our fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of our trip. If you are interested in helping out, ask any of our team members about our coffee and gas card fundraisers currently going on. We will periodically post updates from our preparation process and continue through out our trip and build. Follow our travel blog to receive these regular updates! ... read more

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