Ambling Along the Mighty Mississippi

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SATURDAY SIGHT-SEEING
Ambling Along the Mighty
Mississippi

 

MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI TOUR ATTENDEES

 

1. alyssa_ob – Alyssa, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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2. fancynancy – Nancy, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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3. festerwretch – Jeremy, Krokow, Poland.
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4. geerbox – Shawn, Holdrege, Nebraska.
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5. moon_over_michael – Michael (Lord Mike), Minneapolis, Minnesota.
www.travbuddy.com/moon_over_michael

 

6. NinjaFer – Jennifer, Springfield, Missouri.
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7. pinchora – Julie, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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8. sincitytraveler – Sal, Las Vegas, Nevada.

TBs returns from Falls lookout deck

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9. the_bill – Bill, Chaska, Minnesota.

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10. travelman727 – Mark, Overland Park, Kansas.
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MINNESOTA MUSIC BLOG

 

Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota.

 

His early life was influenced by Minnesota's ‘Big Outdoors.’ "My youth was spent wildly among the snowy hills and sky-blue lakes, willow fields and abandoned open pit mines," Dylan wrote in a 1963 letter. "Contrary to rumors, I am very proud of where I'm from and also of the many bloodstreams that run in my roots.

Minneapolis view from St. Anthony
" Like many Minnesotans, he believes the Vikings were the first to reach America. In his memoirs, he relates the advice he gave to Irish rock singer Bono, of the band U2: "I told him that if he wants to see the birthplace of America, he should go to Alexandria, Minnesota, where the Vikings came and settled in the 1300s."

Just as Longfellow's Hiawatha can be traced in the mountains, lakes and rivers of Minnesota, fans of Dylan can find references in the state's manmade landmarks-factories, towns and working-class cafes-that resonate in the modern poet's songs. Dylan, who grew up in the mining range town of
Hibbing, about 240 kilometers north of Alexandria, mapped out a road trip for his friend, Bono. A traveler following the route can't help humming familiar refrains when passing towns with names such as Rollingstone. The road Dylan selected for Bono is Highway 61, the theme of his 1965 song, and runs along the great, blue Mississippi River.
 

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY - Bob Dylan

 

If you're traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She was once a true love of mine.

If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see she has a coat so warm
To keep her from the howling winds.

Please see if her hair hangs long
If it rolls and flows all down her breast
Please see for me if her hair’s hanging long
That's the way I remember her best.

I’m wondering if she remembers me at all

Many times I’ve often prayed

In the darkness of my night

In the brightness of my day.


So if you're traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine.

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Nicollet Island group photo
Nicollet Island group photo
Great picture, Jeremy!!!!
Great picture, Jeremy!!!!
TBs returns from Falls lookout deck
TBs returns from Falls lookout deck
Minneapolis view from St. Anthony
Minneapolis view from St. Anthony
Start tour by Hennepin Ave Bridge
Start tour by Hennepin Ave Bridge
Jennifer & I at Bell of Two Friends
Jennifer & I at Bell of Two Friends
Sculpture given by Ibaraki, Japan
Sculpture given by Ibaraki, Japan
Leave it to Shawn to ring the bell
Leave it to Shawn to ring the bell
Segways ride around Nicollet Island
Segways ride around Nicollet Island
Nicollet Island Pavilion
Nicollet Island Pavilion
Isle surrounded by Mississipi River
Isle surrounded by Mississipi River
1887 bridge links Isle & St Anthony
1887 bridge links Isle & St Anthony
Built by King Iron - Cleveland, OH
Built by King Iron - Cleveland, OH
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Riverplace apts-past nightlife spot
Riverplace apts-past nightlife spot
Segway Magical History Tour - $70US
Segway Magical History Tour - $70US
Lovely woman visiting from Laos
Lovely woman visiting from Laos
Nancy dances & prances through park
Nancy dances & prances through park
Oldest masonry Minneapolis bldgs
Oldest masonry Minneapolis bldgs
St. Anthony village platted in 1849
St. Anthony village platted in 1849
TBers enjoy blabbing & gabbing
TBers enjoy blabbing & gabbing
Shawn & Alyssa walk & talk
Shawn & Alyssa walk & talk
Third Ave Bridge, opened in 1918
Third Ave Bridge, opened in 1918
Originally St. Anthony Falls Bridge
Originally St. Anthony Falls Bridge
Nancy & Shawn by St. Anthony Falls
Nancy & Shawn by St. Anthony Falls
Gorgeous fauna at Mill Ruins Park
Gorgeous fauna at Mill Ruins Park
TBs Laugh-In park bench couple
TB's "Laugh-In" park bench couple
Jeremy aims camera... sets timer...
Jeremy aims camera... sets timer...
And runs to get in photo...
And runs to get in photo...
We start over Stone Arch Bridge
We start over Stone Arch Bridge
Jen, Alyssa & Julie enjoy scenery
Jen, Alyssa & Julie enjoy scenery
City rebuilds collapsed I-35 bridge
City rebuilds collapsed I-35 bridge
Stone Arch Bridge & Minneapolis
Stone Arch Bridge & Minneapolis
Beautiful park by Mississippi River
Beautiful park by Mississippi River
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
Alyssa & Nancy- We made it
Alyssa & Nancy- "We made it"
Julie, Jeremy, Falls, 3rd St Bridge
Julie, Jeremy, Falls, 3rd St Bridge
Me & Shawn-Both going to Lima, Peru
Me & Shawn-Both going to Lima, Peru
Falls names after Anthony of Padua
Falls names after Anthony of Padua
Bridge built with limestone bricks
Bridge built with limestone bricks
Nancy bummin with a bomb pop
Nancy bummin' with a bomb pop
Jeremy-Jen-Nancy-Julie enjoy treats
Jeremy-Jen-Nancy-Julie enjoy treats
Gold Mill Flour, Saw Mill District
Gold Mill Flour, Saw Mill District
Alyssa, Jennifer & Bill over bridge
Alyssa, Jennifer & Bill over bridge
Lord Mike (Randy Moss) & Shawn
Lord Mike (Randy Moss) & Shawn
Police give us proper TB escort
Police give us proper TB escort
Park Ranger & I coordinate details
Park Ranger & I coordinate details
We charter a TB boat for most of us
We charter a TB boat for most of us
Too bad Shawn & Mike have to row
Too bad Shawn & Mike have to row
Next time, well charter party ship
Next time, we'll charter party ship
Boat rides end - 1 bridge to cross
Boat rides end - 1 bridge to cross
Jen & Shawn - Hennepin Bridge pics
Jen & Shawn - Hennepin Bridge pics
Sal meets us at Nicollet Island
Sal meets us at Nicollet Island
Alyssa-Julie-Mike-Sal discuss Vegas
Alyssa-Julie-Mike-Sal discuss Vegas
Nicollet Island
photo by: travelman727