Minnesota and Iowa Ramblings

Lutsen-Mtn-Fall-Color-Pano-2As of this writing it is a cold, windy, and dreary rainy afternoon in central Iowa, a perfect time to work on a blog post. With the gusty wind, cold rain, and even sleet, trees are fast shedding their colorful leaves and the woods are taking on their winter bare aspect. Park Rapids, an area we visited about a month ago, just had their first blizzard of the season and northern Iowa saw their first snow flurries with this storm. It’s time to begin the snow bird flight back to warmer climes. Continue reading

Visiting Friends & Family in the Midwest

Blue-Mesa-Clouds-2As of this writing, we are in Itasca State Park, Minnesota. We have covered a lot of territory (1500 miles) since our last post. From Ouray, Colorado, we stopped for a week at the Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch, near Gunnison, Colorado. This RV resort is just across the highway from the Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River. The resort offers sweeping vista views of the lake and of the surrounding rolling hills, mesas and sage barrens. Continue reading