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What a beautiful drive through the southern parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, and into Wisconsin! Rolling hills of yellow wild flowers in South Dakota. European-style farmhouses and those giant wind turbines everywhere along I-90 through Minnesota. And the giant bluffs along the flood-swollen Mississippi River as we entered Wisconsin ...
... don't worry, we'll get to sample it along the way. Bought our first chunk of Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese today and we'll have to do a happy hour to enjoy it with a cold beer.
Today started out with beautiful weather, it rained a bit and we are due for thunderstorms tonight. We did have heavy storms last night as well. I think the weather is supposed to be mostly sunny with chances of storms for the next couple of days. Either way, we'll enjoy ourselves. ...
... was made up of sand blown down from the rock which towers above the scene about 60 feet high, maybe more. The soft sandstone seemingly bore the name of every single person who came before, it was so covered with graffiti carvings. We hiked around it and Ana devoured sand as she walked. Andrew was bounding the rocks like a little goat. It is about five miles to Mill Bluff SP, part of the National Park Service's Ice Age Scientific Reserve. It's one the ...
... great driving. We passed several small towns, a major lock and dam, as well as a great winery before heading away from the river to the town of Lanesboro where we were staying that night.
Lanesboro is a small, well kept historic town on the Root River which is set-up for tourism. It has a renowned theatre, many restaurants, a nice river and a major recreational trail going along it so it ...
Last year when I visited the shrine I attended Evening Prayers at the Shrine which took two hours! This only left me with about 5 minutes to explor the Shrine. Somehow I have always felt that I was being pulled back and today I got the chance and what a wonderful time I had. It started with a guided tour of the shrine with background history on the building (completed in 2006) and why the choice of ...
Other places to stay in Winona
1025 Highway 61 East, Winona | 3 star hotelfrom $82
956 Mankato Ave., Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $109
1128 Homer Rd, Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $140
420 Cottonwood Drive, Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $61
60 Riverview Dr., Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $100
900 Bruski Drive, Winona | Hotelfrom $59