Trappers Landing Lodge
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... Biking: Tom biked 350 miles. I biked 142 miles. We biked the entire Heartland Trail, around Pike Bay on the Migizi trail, around Lake Bemidji, portions of the Paul Bunyan trail and the Mississippi River Trail, and various other Minnesota country roads.
Church Attended: Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji
Other activities: Shopping in Walker, ForestEdge Winery, Movies in Bemidji (Inside Out, Spy, Jurassic World), kayak races, ...
... we already had frozen to take home with their catch. We always end up with extra fish in our freezer at the end of the year, so we were more than happy to share some.
The rest of the afternoon was spent saying good-bye to Mom & Dad, packing, kayaking (Deb, Beth and I), swimming and tubing. It was a beautiful sunny day, and with temps in the mid- to upper-80's, one of the warmest days we've had here this year.
... I picked up "Eat, Live, Pray." Since I didn't have a book with me to trade, I'll have to drop one off next year...Tom says I can just leave "Eat, Live, Pray" after I finish it.
Maybe it was because the end was in sight, but I really started to feel it on the last 10-12 miles. But I pushed on, and we finally arrived back at the resort at about 4:30. We went 52.85 miles...basically I rode my age!
... the bike ride with Tom. Jared wanted to ride as well.
So...since Leah now has her license, she and Chloe drove down in the CR-V. I left at about 1:30 p.m. and made it the 24 miles down to Walker in under 2.5 hours. Tom & Jared left a little later, and caught up with me around the 20-mile mark. Our ride was on one section of the Heartland Trail...a smooth, paved ...
... re-route to seek the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi River. We headed west but also north and landed just outside Walker, Minnesota for the night in a lovely campground. Minnesota is the state of 10,000 lakes according to most license plates - though I did see some newer looking ones proclaiming "critical habitat." And lakes there are; Walker is situated on a bay of Leech Lake. We will continue on tomorrow to seek the headwaters of the Mississippi.