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The beginning of this new adventure for us began with saying goodbye to Duluth...and all of the material items we could stand to part with. Despite these efforts we still have too much junk. A full 12 feet in a semi, a pretty full Jeep, and a cargo carrier full that rides on top of the Jeep. Wish we had more time for cleaning, packing, and mostly friends and family...but we are so excited to begin the journey tomorrow :) Next stop: Billings, ...
... After two attempts we found a place to get the oil changed. A quick stop at CVS for toothpaste, OFF, and spot remover for our clothes and we headed back to the hotel just as the first thunderstorm past overhead dumping lots of rain on us.
Finishing up the day doing laundry.
It was a relaxing day. We did indeed tour the museum, but the fun part for me was riding the ...
... the surface. Our guide gave us a short safety lesson before loading us into ore cars that had been converted to carry passengers. The train ride was 3/4 of a mile to the end of the mine drift. We then climbed a spiral staircase to where mining was being done when the mine ceased operation in December 1962. The next 45 minutes was spent showing us how hard rock iron mining was done from 1882 until 1962. It is very difficult ...
... is surmised Schoolcraft camped in the are now defined as Schoolcraft State Park in July 1832. The journals reflect the explorers' arrival at the headwaters - Lake Itasca - around July 13. "The blackbird has been constant in sight and the small white gull has been so abundant as to annoy our progress. The loon, the wild goose, and the heron have also been observed. At the place of our encampment we found a very delicious species of red raspberry, growing upon a ...
... our way to Bayfield, a very popular destination in north Wisconsin. It's one of the places you can get a ferry to the Apostle Islands!
While I was inside paying our Day Use fee, Roger met a nice couple & while talking with them, they told him not to stay in Bayfield but to stay at a nice little campground right on the shores of Lake Superior. They were so excited ...
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