Our Travel Blog – 2015

This is a collection of posts about our travels during 2015.  We hope you enjoy them.

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    BUFFALO WINGS Over 60 years ago, a new menu item was added at the Anchor Bar and Grill. They called the item Buffalo Wings because, after all, this ...
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“The next line that forms will be for your boat”, she said. We had arrived early to get a better seat. We had been told that the Starboard side of the top ...
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Situated on Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada, the town of Kenora is a beautiful, picturesque little town that is a favorite landing spot for fly-in vacationers. Planes fitted with pontoons are ...
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For most of us, thoughts of the Mississippi river bring up images of multiple barges linked together in front of a large tug boat chugging along at slow speeds. The ...
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Jo’s sister, Priscilla, husband Gary, and the two of us took a whirlwind tour with stops in Manitoba and Ontario. According to our restaurant server , no one has a ...
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Bemidji, Minnesota is a quaint old town, home to Bemidji State University, dozens of surrounding lakes, and some really impressive tributes to the legal profession, in it’s city hall and ...
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Duluth Until very recently, all we knew about Duluth was that it is located on Lake Superior, and it has Duluth Trading Company. So naturally, when we started exploring Duluth, we ...
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Lake Superior Life We often make short drives around the places we are staying, imagining what life must be like living here. What’s it like driving to and from work. ...
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  Where the Road Leads…   Sometimes when we find an open road, we just have to see what’s down it. Today, this highway leading south from our campground seemed ...
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House on the Rock During college breaks we would sometimes try to get out of town for a few days to clear our minds for the next round. Dodgeville, WI ...
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Washington Island We chose to take the car ferry to the island so we could get around easier and explore at our own pace.   Bright sunny skies increased our anticipation ...
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Have a Fear of Trolls? You might want to stay clear of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. It seems the whole town has adopted the “troll theme”.   They are everywhere…. On ...
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Jo has always loved lilacs, stemming in part from the huge lilac bushes adorning the yard of the farmhouse where she grew up in Illinois.   She says her birthday ...
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Our last scheduled Jeep ride of the season, began at 9:00 am with our usual line-up next to the wood shop. A caravan of a dozen, included a nice old Willis-Jeep, a ...
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San Xavier Mission, started as a mission to local Indian tribes.  Founded as a mission in 1692, it still holds to it’s purpose of ministering to the religious needs of ...
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Having had our spirits refreshed by message and song at the Cowboy Church we headed for the “Running of the Gourds” festival in Casa Grande. Thousands of gourd artists descend ...
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The Apache Trail The Apache Trail, (named after the Apaches who first used it to traverse the Superstition mountains), became a Stagecoach Trail, that later became one of the first ...
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January 8, 2014 Our Jeep trip started with a line up at the wood shop area of the resort where we met Steve, and 7 other Jeep loads of folks, ...

Arizona Camping Wintering with the Snowbirds For years we had heard of Arizona Camping with the Snowbirds.  While this was not our primary reason for wintering in Arizona, we found that ...
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