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Final day of trip – Great experience!
Great River Road toward Home – Day 6
After a night in Baxter MN, headed out on the Great River Road toward Home. It’s a great trip as all road trips usually turn out to be. Therefore, should be an easy trip but getting started a bit late (lazy this morning) so will likely run into Twin Cities rush hour traffic but I’m on the Great River Road toward Home. (I know, I’m repeating myself, I’m being redundant, I’m saying the same thing over and over!) For another experience, take a look at link to yesterday’s trip
Baxter to Camp Ripley and beyond
For viewers who were in the Minnesota National Guard, I’m sure you are very familiar with this!
Camp Ripley through St. Cloud area – Great River Road toward Home
Coming into outer Twin Cities
Here is just a quick video showing the flow of the Mississippi. Because the river doesn’t begin at high altitudes the flow is relatively slow. Therefore, theoretically, if a drop of water lands exactly by the rocks where the (link) river flows from Lake Itasca, it will take 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico.
Link to March 2017 where I started.
…and here is a link to a boat going upstream from the same vantage point.
Here is a link to a video of the “last mile” from the Interstate to a view of the river.
In summary, the Northern Minnesota section of the Great River Road will only take two days. First, I stopped and saw attractions along the way. Second, I went to see my grandson in Bismarck. Third, I only came back as far as Fargo to see another grandson at the end of the day. Fourth, I took the side trip to Canada, International Falls, and Voyageurs National Park.
Great to have completed the northern end of the Great River Road. Consequently, I’m working on how I can do the section from Natchez to the Gulf of Mexico.
I’m glad you were able to join me on this trip and hope you will do so on my next trip as well.
The Driveby Tourist