In two days, my wife of 30 years and I will start our wedding anniversary bike tour. Leaving from Prescott, Wisconsin near Minneapolis and St. Paul, we will bicycle approximately 500 miles over the next week along the upper Mississippi River, with a short side trip into the Amish country of southeastern Minnesota. Our trip along the Father of Waters will reach as far south as Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Other trip journals seem to indicate that if one ventures farther south along the Mississippi River, the roads actually move away from the river, and the cities get much bigger (not fun for cycling).
You may read my daily trip journals via the Crazy Guy on a Bike Portal. We will be bicycling May 18 through May 25th. (please consider posting wedding anniversary best wishes on our Crazy Guy guest book!)
My wife will also be blogging about our trip:
Even better, the advance forecast shows that the looooooong Winter has ended. Temperatures should range between lows around 50, to highs of 80 degrees. Our plans are to camp 1/3 of the time, stay in motels 1/3 of the time, and also use WarmShowers.Org for the first time (another 1/3 of our nights).
Believe it or not, we will be camping the actual night of our 30th Wedding Anniversary! Wish Molly and me Happy Trails! We will end the ride at our daughter's house in suburban Minneapolis. As we cycle up, she will be hosting a anniversary BBQ. Sweet!