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It was still raining when I woke up in Ashland, WI, yesterday, the forecasts for the area on the Weather Channel were pretty gloomy, so I decided to drive all the way to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in the hope of hitting some good weather. Crossing the Mississippi at Duluth was a cold affair: plenty of fog and a low of 52 degrees F.
But gradually ...
... was as I started out in Michigan, crossed Wisconsin and ended in Minnesota while heading for North Dakota.
It was a cold trip today as I passed beside lakes, especially beside Lake Superior. I put on my rain gear in Superior, Wisconsin and it rained non stop from then on. I expected a bit of drizzle at the end of the day so this was a surprise. I got a bit turned around in Duluth and then the ...
... the lake today- we noticed a brown color...and found out it is due to the clay coming up. Duluth was interesting and the hometown to Bob Dylan. It is right on Lake Superior and is a major port...has an industrial like feel. The downtown area was shockingly empty and kind of like a ghost town- weird for a city of 80 thousand... soon we discovered the skywalk that is utilized during winter months- since it's so cold. ...
... br> They don't have massive fights over gay rights - Danes are accepting of all different types of people.
Learning more and more about Danish culture is making me feel guilty about being American. Our whole country is about being #1, over there they aren't concerned about who's best - they don't believe in superiority. Hey, they must be doing something right because they are the happiest country in the world.
xoxo - Emily
... take pictures in Paul Bunyan's lap at the rest stop. I think it has now officially become a tradition. By this time Paula and Frank and Susan were also on their way up to the northland. We continued on up to Nisswa and proceeded to do some shopping. There were lots of stores that appeared to be new since last year. Susan called and stated she had already arrived at Cragun's and was chilling with her book and a diet coke by the pool. We shopped just a little bit ...
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