Yeah, so there are way too many words to just post a wordless Wednesday. But, first the fabulous news… wait for it…
As I tried to figure out how to salvage the time and money spent on this trip to Georgia, I pulled out the Visit Georgia package out of my suitcase.
My oldest son suggested we hike a nice easy trail called the Lewis and Clark Trail located on the Missouri River. He told me it was about 5 miles (look above and see it is a bit longer…).
Two weeks had passed by while I had spent some time with each of my adult sons, first in St Louis with the oldest and his wife and then in Georgia with my youngest.
The original plan was to explore the river all the way down the western side to St Louis but when I got detoured in Davenport that plan quickly went out the window. I had also planned to go straight to Minnesota by passing the river on my return trip as I headed to a volunteer work project in Northern Minnesota. I headed back towards the Mississippi River Road on highway 61 North of St Louis. I had one day to pick up the portion of the missed route and get to my B&B in Cedar Rapids, IA.
I started at Banning State Park and then headed south towards my campsite for the night at William O’Brien State Park. I have visited this wonderful Minnesota State Park many times and continue to find it an enjoyable park to hike, camp, kayak, and fly fish. Close to the Twin Cities and a short drive to one of my other favorite places Forest Lake this park is nestled along the St Croix River.
I started on 14 Sept on this trip and as I had every intention of keeping a daily log of my trip that soon went right out the window. Below is the first attempt to write.
It has been a whirlwind few weeks. Vacation in the North part of The Netherlands to traveling in the USA.
My most recent journey started at the end of September as I flew into Minnesota from Amsterdam. I took one day to pack my car with all my camping gear and suitcases. Then started my 1975 mile round trip journey along the Great River Road.