Tag Archives: American Family Travels

Chicago, Illinois

3 to 7 September 2021 Chicago, sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the third largest city in the United States.  We originally planned to visit in March of 2020, the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Labor Day weekend … Continue reading

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Spokane, Washington

28 to 30 July 2021 Our final stop in our Minnesota to Washington tour was Spokane.  Named for the Spokane tribe, meaning “Children of the Sun”, the city exceeded our expectations.  We stayed in town within easy walking distance of … Continue reading

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Kootenai River, Montana and Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

28 July 2021 After two and a half weeks on the road, it was time to move on to our final destination, Spokane.  Along the way we had several pleasant surprises.  The first was Kootenai Falls Trail to the Suspension … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park, Montana

25 to 27 July 2021 I have been wanting to take our family to Glacier National Park ever since I made a solo visit ten years ago.  We had to alter some of our plans in this summer after Covid … Continue reading

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Big Sky Country, Montana – Part 2

21 to 25 July 2021 From Bannack we started north to Butte. Situated on the side of a mountain, Butte was a nice place to take a break from the road.  We did not stay long.  The town has plenty … Continue reading

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Big Sky Country, Montana – Part 1

21 to 25 July 2021 Having crossed Minnesota and North Dakota from east to west, next up was the Big Sky Country of Montana. Our first stop was Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument, the infamous site of Custer’s Last Stand or … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

19 to 20 July 2021 The highlight of North Dakota and one of our favorite stops this trip was Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP).  The park is actually comprised of three areas, the North Unit, South Unit and Elkhart Ranch … Continue reading

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North Dakota

18 to 19 July 2021 Tourist might not be flocking to North Dakota but I was particularly curious since it was one of only two states I had not yet visited.  We spent our first night in Fargo and the … Continue reading

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Lake District, Minnesota

15 to 18 July 2021 How could we visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes without spending time on a lake?  The remainder of our time in the state was spent in Minnesota’s Lake District.  We made brief visits to popular … Continue reading

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Duluth and Lake Superior North Shore, Minnesota

13 to 14 July 2021 After last year’s travels along the South Shore of Lake Superior, it was time to visit the North Shore.  It would have been ideal to spend a night near Grand Marais to make the most … Continue reading

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