Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 2013 – Regina, Saskatchewan

Our destination this morning was the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.   We then had the opportunity to take a tour of the interior of this magnificent building. Across the street from the Legislative Office Building is a beautiful park. At the … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 – Brandon, Manitoba to Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Government House, the RCMP Training Depot and Its Sunset Retreat Ceremony

First thing, we topped off our gas tank.  Can you imagine only $1.309 … per liter.  For those of use living south of the border, that translates into $5.11 per gallon … OUCH! Leaving Brandon, the road terrain was more … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 – Winnipeg to Brandon , Manitoba

After listening to the weather forecast, we left Winnipeg early … arriving in Brandon just afternoon … in time to get hooked up only moments before the thunder started to rumble and the heavens opened up.  Thus, we’re passing on … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 – Touring Winnipeg

While planning for our day in Winnipeg, Debbie commented that what she did not want to do was visit any more forts.  Driving into the city, we were taken by the flatness of the landscape.   After stopping at the … Continue reading

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Bemidji to Winnipeg

Another chilly morning as we headed north for Canada.  The drive was uneventful along US Routes 2 and 59 … with virtually no traffic … other than a single, one-lane detour. The further north and west we drove in Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Bemidji and Lake Itasca

It was overcast, rainy and chilly this morning encouraging us to don jeans for the first time since sometime in May.   For nearly the entire nearly 200 mile drive we were in-and-out of rain … ranging from little more than … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 – Minnesota North Shore – Two Harbors North to Grand Portage

We took a long road trip from our campground in Two Harbors all the way along the North Shore to the Canadian Border.  While the North Shore Road (MN Route 61) generally follows the coastline, often less than 50’ from … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 – Minnesota North Shore – Two Harbors – Split Rock Lighthouse – Gooseberry Falls

This morning we received news that my friend, cousin and a business partner, Jack, had passed away at 4:00AM this morning.  While expected for the past week, his death still hit us hard.  He was a remarkable person who enjoyed … Continue reading

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July 23, 2013 – St Paul – Minnesota State Capitol – Cathedral of St. Paul – James J. Hill Mansion

With  one day available, we initially set our sights on the Minnesota Capitol Building, which we’d been told was, along with those in Harrisburg, PA and Austin, TX, were the three most magnificent in the country.    The Capitol was … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 – Brett & Molly Louis and Family – Stillwater, MN

Today we were able to spend quality time with our nephew, Brett Louis, wife, Molly and wonderful  children and With Molly’s mother watching the four older children, Brett and Molly (and Sophia) became excellent tour guides as we visited Stillwater … Continue reading

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