After months of planning, organizing, and packing, we're finally about to begin our trip! This morning we're driving to Duluth to buy groceries before heading up to Lake Itasca this afternoon. Family and friends will be camping with us tonight. We start canoeing bright and early tomorrow morning, and if all goes according to plan we'll be in Grand Rapids early next week.
Fun fact: it takes a drop of water 90 days to travel from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. So, if we never camp or paddle, and just hang out in our canoes 24/7, we should be in New Orleans by September! (Thanks Farfar!)