Are ya Ready?
"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling."
Morning meet up in Minneapolis where we will pack up our van to head out. Head scarves tightened down! We’ll make a coffee/treat stop in the lovely town of Prescott, Wisconsin. We are crossing state lines 'cuz this is a road trip! Get ready to sail away for a few hours on Lake Pepin and pick up a few new nautical skills. Lunch will be taken at a locale right on the water. The day finishes with a stop in the river town of Wabasha where we can sample a local brew, ride a bike or walk about town, visit the Eagle Center, or shop at the "Barn". We'll be settling down near the river for the night.
Meals: Light breakfast nibbles
After a coffee and breakfast, we will head on over to Frontenac State Park for a fabulous bluff hike followed by lunch in a quaint country cafe. We'll be crossing the river bridge to neighborly Wisconsin and watch cows grazing, observe rural lifestyle, and take a stop in one or more of the homey historic river towns. Our destination is a family-owned winery to taste the local vintage. The day ends with dinner and possibly some live music in a nearby pub or, if you prefer, a quiet evening sitting in view of the Mighty Mississippi. Meals: B
Time to move from Lake Pepin and head toward Lanesboro, MN. We are hoping to discover a farmers market along the way and find some good old-fashioned homemade goodies. Then it's time to go true Minnesota Viking style and get back on the water again, this time in kayaks. Our destination: the back waters of the Mississippi. The town of Trempealeau, WI is too cute to pass up for a lunch stop and then it's onward to Lanesboro for an afternoon tour of the Amish community. The evening will be free to delve into this quaint town. Meals: B
After breakfast, we'll head to the Root River before the crowds arrive and leisurely float down on inner tubes. We're never too old to act like kids again! After a lunch in Lanesboro, you can choose to saddle up on a bike and take advantage of the beautiful bike paths along the Root River. You can go as far as you like and return when you wish. Or, this town has some fab shopping and is a great place for a nice stroll if tubing was enough activity for the day. The evening will be free to explore and dine at one of the ever so yummy restaurants. Meals: B
Well, we won't be driving over any cliffs today but it will be time to head back to the Twin Cities. If you haven't worn a scarf around your head yet, we hope you will today. Let it sail behind you and plan that it won't be the last time it flies when you take your next adventure! (Hopefully with us!) We will stop at a diner for our last breakfast together along the way before landing in the Minneapple once again. Meals: B
Maximum group size: 10