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Day 4: Little Falls, MN - La Crosse, WI (290 miles)
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Today was another great day! It was really cold and I drove through a decent amount of snow, but I still had a lot of fun and the river is so beautiful. The first 70 miles was pretty much one solid sheet of ice. It was slow going but ...
We then headed over to great river bluffs to start our first camping
experience of the trip. As we drove into the area we were in awe. We
were expecting a little camp group on the Mississippi River but this
place was something else. The panoramic views from the lookout points
were amazing and the campground was extremely remote. We were some of
the only people there but it was so nice. All you could hear were the
sounds of nature around ...
... I was not expecting were being had already. Its amazing how quickly time flies and how much changes so fast for young people. I am glad I can be a part of those girls lives, even if from a distance 99% of the time, but they know who I am and one day I hope they feel comfortable enough to reach out to me if they need someone to listen or take advice from.
From West Bend, I ventured to Madison to visit with old coworkers and ...
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 ...
... another. We expected the river to be really high according to what news reports have been saying, but it wasn't that bad at all. Downtown La Crosse is a big city (much bigger than Hartford) and lots to do. It also houses a huge brewery in the center of town called City Brewing which is the home of the worlds largest 6-pack. It was so cool to see and of course we got some pictures. Didn't get to sample any of the beer because we had Sandy with ...