We did it!

After 2400 miles, 10 states and 13 days of riding we made it to the Gulf of Mexico following the Great River Road system from Lake Itasca, MN. What a great adventure. What an amazing country we live in. We met some wonderful people and saw some spectacular sights. We crossed the first bridge across the Mississippi (pedestrian) and the the last road bridge over the Mississippi in New Orleans. We even took the last ferry across the Mighty Mississippi in the Mississippi Delta.

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We had dinner in the oldest brick building in America west of the Mississippi.  We learned about all the famous Americans that grew up along the Mississippi. We even visited the home base for some newly famous Americans, Antique Archaeology (American Pickers) and Duck Commander (Duck Dynasty). Everyone along the way could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Well maybe the drivers in New Orleans…………… Seriously do they even have police there?????

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Lake Itasca, source of the Mississippi River

I learned more than I thought I would. Every place  along the river has a history and once we  told people what we were doing the stories just gushed out.  We really needed to take more time to give each town the attention they deserve. But that is the way we do things isn’t it? Always a deadline, always in a hurry to get somewhere else.

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Cypress Cove, The end of the road in Venice, La

 

Over the next few weeks we hope to compile all the pictures and stories we have heard and share them with you. Thanks for kind words and support everyone has given us!

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.