Our time here in NW Minnesota is coming to an end. What a lovely summer it has been. Our home has been on the shores of Strawberry Lake since mid – May, where we have enjoyed fishing and kayaking.
We have also traveled the countryside visiting many communities and generally taking in the sights. One of our favorites was Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, which is very close to us.
We have been most impressed with the agriculture. We witnessed the planting of crops while on our trek north from Texas. While here in Minnesota we have watched those crops grow, watching the fields turn magnificent colors of bright green to gold while they yield their crops of wheat, corn, sugar beets, and soy beans to mention a few. We have seen sunflower fields and pastures strewn with huge bales of hay. Herds of cattle, dairy cows, pigs, sheep, horses and, yes, even llamas and alpaca. The crops are now being harvested and the fields are once again bare, awaiting the first covering of snow to supply and retain the rich nutrients for next season.
Minnesota claims to have 10,000 lakes but we think it is more. We visited some beautiful lakes like Bad Medicine, Mille Lacs, and of course Lake Itasca which is the Headwaters where the mighty Mississippi begins.
Our camp hosts Dan & Dawn Sullivan and their lovely family have been most hospitable.
All in all it has been a wonderful, relaxing summer and we are glad we decided to come here.
In two weeks, we will be off for more travel adventures headed for Alabama for the winter.