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Minnesota is NOT a Flyover State

In looking at the maps of other traveling families, I’ve noticed something disturbing. It seems that there is a dead zone for travel right where we live. Why is no one traveling to Minnesota? I’ve even seen maps where families

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Shakedown Trip – The Trailer with a Revolving Door

I decided that trial runs were for sissies, and that if-we-were-ever-going-go-on-a-six-week-trip it was time to get the show on the road. I went out (with my husband, of course) and bought my very own travel trailer.

Our Trial Run – Part Three (I know, I’m getting sick of it too!)

Our Northern Minnesota road trip continues with the breakdown of our rented travel trailer. Luckily, our Ford Flex (and a man with a wrench) came to the rescue!

Our Trial Run – Part Two

By 5:30pm we were on the road to our First-Ever Family Camping Trip in a Rental Trailer. The problem is, we were on the wrong road.

A Road Tripping Trial Run

It was supposed to be a trial run. We had our new vehicle, but because of our limited towing capacity, we were limited in the size of the vehicle we could tow. We found a rare weekend when there was nothing on our summer schedule and rented a travel trailer that looked to be just the right size. At least it appeared to be the right size when looking at the 1”x3” floorplan viewed on the rental company’s website.