The Day We Waded Across the Mighty Mississippi River

I know that most people go to Minnesota for the fried food on a stick at the state fair, but we are not most people. This is no way implies that we are the least bit opposed to fried food on a stick Bring it on! Mmmmm…fried food on a stick.

Our Minnesota adventure this year eventually took us up to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. We’d crossed that beauty several times during our travels, but we had never been in it, and we had certainly never discovered the headwaters. Life is just a little bit more fulfilling now. Grin.

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Here’s the “moving picture” version of our adventure:

For those of you who aren’t into moving pictures, here are some stills.

If you can blow that up a little bit, you could read it and consider yourself that much more educated. Welcome to roadschooling, my friend. (My kids are still wondering why the 19th- century quest was romantic.)

“Here, 1475 ft above the ocean, the Mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.”

We had gotten wet so many times in Minnesota (including cliff jumping for Marissa), that she did not want to get wet again, but you can’t come to the Mighty Miss and not dip a toe in. Here’s her proof.

We almost lost our videographer and camera when he fell on his bum, but he managed to salvage both. Well played, Stephen!

The treasure seeker.

The adventurers.

Eb and Becca (Judah and Rebecca)–Judah is super happy to do just about anything! Heart!

Here’s where Rebecca lost her shoe in the river.

And we all watch as a brave stranger forges her way down the river to rescue the shoe.

Rose and Eb (Emily and Judah)

The rescue is on the video. It’s a fun little video. Go have a peek. As for us, we drove off to cross the Mississippi again, but this time by car…or Bagabus, in our case.

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