Check out some great Midwest-related stories I found online this past month:
- An Interview with Marcelo Marcondes Galizio (aka - The guy
who kayaked over Tahquamenon Falls)-Extreme kayaking indeed! Jesse posts his
interview with a Brazilian kayaker who kayaked over Michigan's 50-foot
Tahquamenon Falls...twice. Check it out at the Things to do in the U.P. blog.
- St. Louis, MO: Museum of Transportation-Adam's son loves trains, and he seems to find plenty he likes at this museum according to Adam's story at his Visit Flyover Country blog!
- Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum Shows Lifesaving Equipment from a Century Ago-Kayleen shares the story of this fun museum in northern Indiana at the Fort Wayne Insider blog.
- Destination Lansing: River Trail-Erin takes readers of her A Beautiful Fiction blog on a hike along this trail in mid-Michigan. Rain and a bit of flooding prevented us from taking a walk along this trail when we visited Lansing in early spring, but it definitely looks like something we'd like to do on one of our future visits to Lansing.
- Ohio's Top Five Spots for Fall Foliage-Fall is the perfect
time for a walk in the woods, and Hannah shares some great suggestions for that
in her story at the Discovering Ohio blog. Her list includes Maumee Bay State Park,
which has a very nice nature trail, as well as Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm,
which are both on my Midwest bucket list of places I'd like to visit.
Maumee Bay State Park trail
- Fall for Mackinac Island-We visited Mackinac Island during several Septembers years ago, so Kath's post at her Great Lakes Gazette brought back some pleasant memories for me and reminded me how nice it would be to visit the island in autumn again one of these days.
- I would marry Trombone Shorty so I could then write music like ZZ Ward-I am a huge fan of the HBO show "Treme", which featured Trombone Shorty numerous times over the past three seasons...so Becky's story at The Missouri Mom definitely caught my eye. I loved this story about her experience at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri. I hope she gets to see Mavis Staples soon!
- Open House Visit the Jailhouse Made Famous by John
Dillinger-The 1930s-era gangster John Dillinger certainly left his mark on
Indiana, and Jake shares this story of Dillinger's 1934 escape from this
"escape-proof" jail in Crown Point, Indiana at the Indiana Insider
blog. This story reminded me of a similar jail we visited in Indiana's
Hendricks County and the story of a tiny police booth erected in Goshen,
Indiana during the 1930s in response to the exploits of desperadoes like
Goshen Police Booth
- Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park: North Platte-Join Sara for a tour of this park that honors the life and career of the famed soldier and showman at her Travels With Sara blog. Sara also notes that the State of Nebraska recently announced plans to curtail the hours at this historic site and supporters launched efforts to keep the park open year round.
- Terminal Tower Tour-Check out Cleveland Chick's story about touring this classic Cleveland landmark at her imaginatively titled Happiness is a Hot Pierogi blog. She shares a great view of the cool 1930s building from her seat at a Cleveland Indians' baseball game (reminding me a bit of the view Detroiters can see when watching a Tigers' baseball game at their ball park) and a nice view of Cleveland from the Tower's 42nd floor.
- Chicago's top 10 peculiar (and free) museums-Karla lists
some intriguing museums in this Lonely Planet blog post that includes a couple
of my favorites-the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows and the Oriental
Institute at the University of Chicago.
Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
That's it for this month's Midwest travel links list. Do you have any favorite Midwest stories or blogs to share?
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