We are staying at a fantastic park built by the Core of Engineers. If you are not familiar with COE parks, I would highly recommend checking one out. They are among the best places we have found to camp - clean, spacious and quiet. And this one has full hook-ups!
You may know that the Mississippi river starts in Minnesota. It's a pretty small creek around here, and we crossed it several times when traveling in the area. We plan to cross it again next spring in Mississippi where it's probably a bit bigger.
|The Mighty Mississippi|
In the bustling town of Bemidji we stopped at a local Indian-owned restaurant called "The Marvelous Fish House." They get fresh perch and walleye delivered every day from the nearby Red Lake. Today was perch night, $13 for all you can eat, and it was delicious - probably the second best perch I've ever eaten (the best was some perch I caught myself when I was a kid). Here is my third helping:
We also had some great local beer, a brown ale called Lost Trout from Third Street brewhouse. I plan to sample local beer everywhere we go and I'll post pics along the way.
We plan to stay here another 4 days unless the mosquitos carry our motorhome away.