It will be my first experience seeing Minnesota's Itasca State Park where the great Mississippi originates. They tell me I'll be disappointed. I disagree! Having been to New Orleans to see the end of the great river will make the trip all the more impressive for me as I compare the beginnings to the massive end.
However, I'm trying to tell myself I'll enjoy the trip enough to compensate for the pain of feeding the gas hog that's hauling our camping trailer to the nether reaches of the state! Maybe, just maybe, we'll get by with less than a commission?
Pictures are promised when we return!