Just got back from a Spanish Language Outreach Workshop in Park Rapids, in Way Up There, Minnesota. It was a lively and engaging group, and the workshop was great fun as a result.
One of the added benefits of this particular workshop was the discovery that the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, was only 20 miles away. We went. It was seriously wonderful. Unfortunately, I hadn’t taken my camera with me – another reason to have a camera phone! – but here’s a link that will provide some info.
It’s a beautiful area. And having been at the Mississippi’s end in New Orleans, it was very cool to walk to the middle of the river at its start.