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San Antonio, Texas

  Our visit to San Antonio, Texas. Stayed on the Riverwalk in downtown. Loved the historic missions and the Riverwalk shops and restaurants. Rode the Rio water taxi several times. Lucky to be there when a live music show was performing at the Arneson Theatre on the Riverwalk.  

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

Our July 2016 visit to Rock Harbor, Isle Royale National Park in North Lake Superior. The Rock Harbor Lodge is a great base to explore the Isle Royale wilderness on guided excursions, ranger outings or on your own. Rock Harbor is a 7 hour ferry ride from Minnesota or a 4+ hour ride from Michigan.

North Shore Lake Superior

North Shore Lake Superior

A road trip along Highway 61 from Duluth, MN to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Staying at night on the water’s edge when we can. Lots of waterfalls and great scenery.  

Upper Peninsula Road Trip

Upper Peninsula Road Trip

Driving all the way around Lake Michigan including a week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Seeking light houses, waterfalls and Great Lake coastline scenery. Staying in bed & breakfasts, little motels near the coastline and 2 nights in the Big Bay Point Lighthouse.

Columbia & Snake River Cruise

Columbia & Snake River Cruise

River cruise on the National Geographic Sea Bird from the Pacific Ocean to Hells Canyon in Idaho on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Click image to see larger photo.

St. Louis Zoo, MO

Visiting one of the country’s best zoos. Still no admission fee at the St. Louis Zoo. Tigers and Lions. Hippos. Bird House entrance. Cheetah. Elephant. Elephants. Hippo nap time. Taking a break on the River Walk. Penguin. Penguin. Puffin.   Cobra sculpture. Rhino.

Along the Road – Missouri

  Relics at Champion Towing, Potosi, MO. Restored Texaco station in DeSoto, MO. Old Phillips 66 building in Caledonia, MO

The Cave Restaurant, Richland, MO

26880 Rochester Rd., Richland, MO 65556, off I-44 exit 150 Good food, large portions, unique atmosphere and nice people. Park in a marked lot near the river, ride a shuttle up the one lane cliff road. Then take an elevator up to the Cave Restaurant. Be sure to browse the craft shop cabin nearby. Rustic…

Kimmswick, MO

Anheuser Estate. Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery. Cool little river town with lots of craft/decor shops, some antiques and good food and snacks. Park and walk around the whole place. Lots of benches for the spouse to sit while serious shopping is done. Anheuser Estate on the Mississippi River.   More Info.

Route 66 Missouri

World’s Largest Rocking Chair and Outpost Store, Fanning, MO. More Info.   Mural at Outpost Store. Classic Phillips 66 station, Cuba, MO