Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Yesterday, we decided to take a little road trip today, so we were up early this morning and on the road by 9ish, heading north to Itasca State Park to see the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It was a long drive but we had nothing better to do and the scenery was pretty and the sky was blue and we had gas in the car and we don’t mind long drives.

The River actually starts in Lake Itasca and flows right out of the lake to form the River and it is hard to tell which is which except for a small rock dam between the two.  It was a busy place with lots of people stepping over the rocks, wading in the river, or kayaking.

Lake Itasca on the left and the Mighty Mississippi on the right.

This is it! It will continue on for 2,320 miles and empty into the Gulf of Mexico

We hiked a path along the lake to a replica of the Wegman Store. The Wegman family homesteaded here and had a cabin next to their store.

We took a different route back and stopped at the Cabin Creek Saloon and Eatery in Little Falls on our way. I had a Grain Belt Nordeast Amber Lager that I really liked and the chicken special that came with 2 pieces of chicken, coleslaw, roasted green beans and Mac and Cheese. I only tasted the Mac and Cheese and brought it home for another meal. Everything was very tasty. Tom enjoyed his Frisco Burger too.