The Mighty Mississippi

Sue and Far Guy crossing The Mighty Mississippi

Yesterday we had much anticipated company from Indiana.  Our friends, Sue and Joe came to visit.  We had a lovely lunch cooked by Far Guy, and then spent the afternoon talking and laughing.  Sue is just like Far Guy she has a wonderful sense of humor, in fact they could have been twins seperated at birth they are so much alike.
Since this was their first trip into Northern Minnesota, we thought it only fitting that we take them to see the Headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi.   Joe didn’t want to get his cowboy boots wet, and I just enjoyed sloshing around in the water with my garden shoes taking pictures while Far Guy and Sue made the trip across the rocks. No one fell in, and when they got to the other side Sue called her daughter and her Mom to report her wereabouts. "I just walked across the Mississippi!"   "No, I am NOT pulling your leg, I actually walked across the Mississippi!"
Now when you grow up in Minnesota near the Headwaters it is just one of those things that you take for granted. Our parents took us there, we took our children there to walk across those rocks.  As a small child I just liked the watery activity on a warm day.  Yesterday as an adult I still liked the watery activity, but I was able to share something with friends who had only seen the Mississippi as a huge muddy river, instead of the clear pristine stream that flows from Lake Itasca.  It was a good day to be in Minnesota, a good day spent with friends:)

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4 Responses to The Mighty Mississippi

  1. susan says:

    So glad you all had fun, all the grand pups still get a kick out of walking across there, it is so beautiful. In the winter it stays open there and we snowmobiled last year and there were otters playing in the open water it was so sweet.

  2. rrvwt says:

    Ooh what a scenic backdrop!

  3. abra la mente says:

    Great pic. For my parents 50th wedding anniversary, all thirteen kids got together and traveling in a caravan, descended on the Headwaters. We were able to stretch all the way across and had our family photo taken and framed, then given as a gift to our parents.

  4. Far Side of Fifty says:

    Abra what a fantastic idea for a special gift!!

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