Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lumberjack Steam Train

We took this train in Leona WI to a Lumbercamp #5 and got to see how the old camps operated around the turn of the century

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Monday, July 21, 2008


Driving down to Minneapolis we drove along the Mississippi River to see the bridge being rebuilt that fell into the river last summer. There were many interesting sites along the river.

In the blue building is the endless bridge, also we saw the locks, falls and other bridges.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

St Cloud

We are in Rodgers MN at Camping World waiting to get our Norcold ice box fixed.

We drove up to St Cloud to see the city and on the way back got caught in a terrible rainstorm.
It rained so hard that we could not see the highway and had to pull off until it went bye. There was a lot of tree damage but no problems with our car or motorhome.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Danbury Visit

We visited with some friends from AZ and they took us on a trip around their lake. Very interesting sightings like an eagle and some loons.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Apostle Islands

Yesterday, we took a tour of the 22 Apostle Islands which is located in the Northern most part of Wisconsin. What a fantastic trip with such beautiful scenery. The Islands are part of Lake Superior.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Great Hinckley Fire

In 1894 two (2) fires met creating a huge firestorm (ie the perfect storm). Over 400 people lost their lives. The fire reached a height of 20,000 feet and was seen as far away as Iowa. Six (6) towns were lost completely.

Friday, July 04, 2008


Duluth is a beautiful city of about 86,000. We took tours of a Coast Guard Cutter and a 600 ft ore ship. Also visit many other sites in this city on Lake Superior.