Blogs from Ely, Minnesota, United States, North America


North America » United States » Minnesota » Ely July 13th 2018

Ely, Minnesota and Arnold’s Fishing Camp, International Falls, Minnesota We moved almost 200 miles northwest to an RV Campground just a mile or so from the Canadian border. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen ‘International Falls’ on weather maps, usually in winter reporting the coldest temperatures in the continental US. Well, here we are staying at a campground that apparently doubles as a fishing spot. When Joan called to make reservations, last January, she asked the guy if he was freezing his ‘nose’ off. The reply was a simple ‘yes’, as if the question was so obvious as to be insulting. Anyway, it isn’t cold here now - temps last night when we came in were in the 70s, and it is forecast to get in the 80s today. This is a private campground, ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Ely August 20th 2014

On Monday August 4,2014, Jan, Marsha Brown and yours truly left West Hawk Lake by car at 0700 for our 2014 summer bike trip from Grand Rapids to Embarrass (just north of Giants Ridge). This route is a distance of about 180 kms or about 112 miles. After a brief stop at the Sioux Narrows Gift Shop, we arrived at Fort Frances at 1130 AM. We had an easy entry through customs, and then stopped at good old Border Bob's Souvenir Emporium - their stock of loon and moose stuff hasn't changed in 20 years... The ride to Virginia on highway 53 was uneventful but we did take part in a scheduled shopping event at Menards in Virginia for a new hot water tank for the cabin. After this, our next stop was the Giants Ridge ... read more
Itascan Inn
Typical trail scene
St Louis County Fair

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