Wednesday 7-21-21 Mississippi Headwaters

Less smoke today. Mostly overcast. Low overnight was 68F and high today 77F.

We all got together for coffee at 9:30AM.

We then headed to the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca Park. We had to get a Daily Vehicle Permit for $7.00.

It was self serve at this North Entrance

We stopped first at the Mary Gibbs Visitor Center

Mary Gibbs was first woman Park Manager in North America

We then walked to the Headwaters

Someone was nice enough to take a group photo of us

We then went to the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

It was a beautiful building with a lot of informative areas inside. We watched a 10 minute video.

Jacob V. Brower was a prolific writer of the Upper Midwest.

Some wanted to take the Itasca Lake Boat Tour, but after seeing the steps to the landing changed their mind.

We went back to Long Lake. At 4:00PM we had Happy Hour

We decided to go to the Knob & Kettle Bar & Restaurant about 14 mi SE on US-71

It was very busy, but they got us all seated

I had Hamburger and Draft Bud Lite

Cathy had a Chicken Salad

It was very good. I asked where the name came from. It is Glacier Terminology. Kettles were formed when the glacier scraped up material and Knobs were formed where the material was deposited.

We went back to camp and had another campfire.

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