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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Minnesota Summer

I’m spending two months in Minnesota this summer, June and July. And I realize Minnesota is known for its lakes, state bird (the mosquito) and two seasons (long underwear, the 4th of July, and back to long underwear). However, this is one of my first impressions of the central part of the state. On my drive north there were row after row of lilac hedges.
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I’m staying in an RV park north of Miltona, if you can’t find it on a map, it’s about 14 miles north of Alexandria or 80 miles northwest of St Cloud. This area is known as Lake Country’s Front Door.
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The park looks like this during the week
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And like this on the 4th of July weekend
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Good Breakfast
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Part of the 4th of July Parade
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I’ve visited several lakes in the area.
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Before the Minnesota government shut down, I visited this
state park, enjoyed the scenery and hiked the trail.
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I had a chance to visit with new RVer friends I’d met in Texas.
They summer in Nevis, Minnesota. We drove north to
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On the trail                         It’s a long way down (the photo below
                                               is of the post supporting the bridge)
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One of several cabins                    Too early in the year to take the
                                                               boat tour
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                                           Lake Itasca
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A little rest in front the Visitor’s Center
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Caretaker Women
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On down the trail
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              Walking across the Mississippi
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No, I still can’t walk on water.

Back up the trail on a different path
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On our way back to Nevis we came upon a couple of interesting sites.

Lake George, MN Post Office                and in the road!          
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That was a great two day trip.

My journey continues in the next blog “Minnesota Summer (part 2)”.

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