Door County WI

Door County Golf Courses

Golfing Door County Wisconsin During our trip to enjoy fall colors in Wisconsin’s Door County, my brother-in-law Dan and I planned to sample some of the peninsula’s golf courses. Based on reviews and recommendations we […]

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Scenic Fall Color Train Ride

Friends of 261 Fall Train Ride The group of volunteers (members of the non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest Ameria), who support the Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotive #261 and classic railroading, operate a number of train […]



Superior Dragon Boat Race Superior, WI
Lake Superior Circle Tour

Duluth, MN Fall Events

Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin Fall Events The big event in the Duluth-Superior Twin Ports area at the end of August is the  Lake Superior Dragonboat Race, August 24 – 25th. The race is held in a protected […]

Little Girls Point Beach
Lake Superior Circle Tour

Lake Superior Rocks & Agates

Lake Superior Agate and Rock Picking Beaches Walking Lake Superior beaches searching for the treasured Lake Superior Agate is a favorite past time of many people vacationing around the big lake. Veteran rock pickers and […]

Raspberry Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
Lake Superior Circle Tour

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour – Apostle Islands The last Sunday in June Jo and I took the Raspberry Island Lighthouse tour offered by Apostle Islands Cruise Service in conjunction with the National Park Service. The […]


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Mississippi River Steamboats

A Cultural Icon: The History of the Mississippi River Steamboat Imogen Reed, guest contributor Upper Mississippi River Festivals celebrating the Steamboat era Winona, MN  Steamboat Days Wabasha, MN Riverboat Days Red Wing, MN River City […]

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Effigy Mounds National Park

Effigy Mounds – McGregor, Iowa Officially called Effigy Mounds National Monument, Effigy Mounds is located in the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River a few miles north of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. Visiting the park is […]