When we started planning our return visit to Alaska, we knew that in addition to visiting our final two national parks up there we also had to trek to Barrow, Alaska. Why? Because our visit to the previous “northernmost city” in Minnesota [see Northwest Angle post] had an asterisks behind it — it was only the northernmost city […]
We spent nearly a month here this past week! That’s an old joke, I know, but it is rather fitting in this circumstance. Actually Death Valley National Park isn’t such a bad place to spend a week, but I’ll confess Fred was a lot more into it than I was. The name gives it a bad
September 18 – Three down, one to go! With today’s visit to the easternmost point in the United States, we now only have to visit the westernmost point and we will have ticked all four ‘Extreme Points in the Contiguous U.S.’ boxes! I’ve posted about our prior Extreme Points visits – South: Key West and North:
If you look at a map of Minnesota, you’ll see a nub that sticks out at the top of the state. Most of this is water (Lake of the Woods) but in the upper left hand corner of that nub is a 30-square-mile land mass that is about 20 miles north of the state of Minnesota
I just had to post this photo — the annual snowfall barometer for Keweenaw County. The record was set during the winter of 1978-1979 — 390.4 inches! Last winter came close to the record.
Today we got the brilliant idea that we were going to travel to all four “Extreme Points” of the United States while we’re Out There on our two-year road-trip. We got the idea because we are in Key West, and we got our photo taken next to the buoy marking the southernmost point in the