Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Family Affair

You know that comic strip in the paper “Family Circus” that periodically shows the little kid being sent on some errand and traces his path over-behind-through- around-under-in-and-out of everything imaginable? That’s me when I am traveling. If you tracked my … Continue reading

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A while back I talked about noticing how this journey of 90 days seems to relate to a human lifespan of 90 years. There are aspects of the river at each point that seem to match the stages of a … Continue reading

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Drifting through “The Driftless”

First, thank you to everyone who sent good, healthy wishes! I know that it helped and I definitely feel better! Just across the border from Wisconsin, is Galena, Illinois, a town of about 3500 residents that hosts a million or … Continue reading

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All Things to All Creatures

Our little raindrop, whose name (obviously) is Serendipity, has drifted off into one of the many quiet, backwater sloughs of this area and is having a bit of a rest. Outside is yet another damp, murky day. Inside, the cold … Continue reading

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A Total Diversion

Back in June my husband and I were invited to be guests aboard the Island Spirit for a 9-day cruise through the Inland Passage of Alaska. Immediately following that, I began the non-stop whirlwind preparations for this 90-day journey you … Continue reading

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Sweet Treats and Sacred Spaces

Sometimes people look askance at me like they are not quite sure whether to believe that I have no schedule and that nothing other than where I will sleep is planned on this journey. But, if they could spend a … Continue reading

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Still Flowing

Hi All – Sorry for the quiet spell there…we have had 4-5 days of dreary weather – ranging from cold, wet, drizzly to stormy and windy with just a few breaks in between. AND – I’ve caught a doozie of … Continue reading

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What’s It All About?

The first 681 miles of the Mississippi have been all within the state of Minnesota. At Prescott, Wisconsin, the Mississippi is joined by the St. Croix River and from this point until deep in Louisiana; the river is always a … Continue reading

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Organic Foods and Plenty of Cold Beer

I went back to the Guthrie yesterday morning to see it in daylight. Architect Jean Nouvel wanted to create an unique observatory for viewing the Mississippi River, the Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Falls, so he designed the “Endless Bridge”, … Continue reading

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City Stuff

Some days are so full that when I think back to the morning, it’s hard to convince myself it was just one day!  That’s how it’s been! I left the quiet, friendly town of Elk River after two easy, delightful … Continue reading

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