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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bemidji Trip

Trip to Bemidji

Sunday, June 19, 2016, Father’s Day We left St. Paul at 9:00 AM. Lunch at McDonald’s in Rice, MN. We went to Itasca State park to see the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. 5:30 PM checked into Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge, Cabin #3. Dinner at Ruttger’s. Swam in the pool.

Monday, June 20, 2016 I fished from the dock. Great breakfast at Ruttger’s! Our son played on playground. We went downtown to see the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. Boring shopping… Me and my son went to the (closed) history museum and saw a mini train. We found Hurricane Grill & Wings and met my wife there for lunch. Back at Ruttger’s me and my son made sand castles and found rocks and sea shells. Then we all went swimming in the pool! Snack. 5:30 PM Wine tasting and cheese and crackers at main lodge. Then we had dinner in our cabin.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 I fished from the dock. We rented a peddle/paddle boat for an hour and went out on Lake Bemidji. Lunch at Ruttger’s. Then we went to Paul Bunyan's Animal Land. Dinner at Brigid’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. Back to Ruttger’s for ice cream. We went swimming in the pool.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 We left Ruttger’s at 11:00 AM. Shopped at McKenzie Place in Bemidji. We drove to Grand Rapids, MN and ate at Grand China Buffet in Central Square Mall (and shopped a little bit). Then we drove to Garrison, MN and stayed at Twin Pines Resort Motel & Restaurant, Room 25 (panoramic view) across from Lake Mille Lacs. Light dinner at McDonald’s.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 I fished from wobbly dock at Twin Pines. Breakfast in our room. We drove to Milaca Unclaimed Freight store and shopped. Then drove to Ogilvie to see my friend Joe. Then we drove home. 3:21 PM, 626.8 Miles.



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