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September 4, 2022
Silver Bay, Minnesota from Cat Patches

It was a relatively short drive from Kabetogama to Silver Bay, Minnesota, yesterday...about 150 miles. The road was pretty much straight and lined with trees the whole way. There wasn't much to see or say about it other than what you see in the image below.


We did pass by some interesting road signs, however. We kept the Google busy with our questions. For example...what the heck is this? (Not my picture, by the way.)


Well...as it turns out, these signs mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the federal government and three ...

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Silver Bay, Minnesota from ... Cat Patches

It was a relatively short drive from Kabetogama to Silver Bay, Minnesota, yesterday...about 150 miles. The road was pretty much straight and lined with trees the whole way. There wasn't much to see or say about it other than what you see in the image below.


We did pass by some interesting road signs, however. We kept the Google busy with our questions. For example...what the heck is this? (Not my picture, by the way.)


Well...as it turns out, these signs mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the federal government and three ...

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September 3, 2022
Voyageurs National Park Boat Tour from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's our last morning in Kabetogama. We'll be moving on to Silver Bay, Minnesota today. It was a long and lovely day here yesterday. We took a boat tour around Voyageurs National Park, something we've done before. On our previous visit, we took off from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. This trip, we took off from Kebetogama Visitor Cnter. The tour was just slightly different, but still incredibly beautiful. I'll tell you about it in just a minute. But first, I wanted to show you that I've taken the first stitches ...

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Voyageurs National Park Boat Tour from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's our last morning in Kabetogama. We'll be moving on to Silver Bay, Minnesota today. It was a long and lovely day here yesterday. We took a boat tour around Voyageurs National Park, something we've done before. On our previous visit, we took off from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. This trip, we took off from Kebetogama Visitor Cnter. The tour was just slightly different, but still incredibly beautiful. I'll tell you about it in just a minute. But first, I wanted to show you that I've taken the first stitches ...

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August 30, 2022
Exploring Fort Ransom State Park from Cat Patches

We made good on our promise to walk a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail yesterday. What a lovely hike! Our mission was to see the Sunne Farm, which is a part of the state park. We started out from our campsite, walking much the same way we had on our evening stroll the night before. This time, we walked past the visitor center and onto the national scenic trail itself.


Here's some information about the trail, along with a map showing you its entire distance, beginning in Vermont.


Here's some information about the North Dakota ...

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Exploring Fort Ransom State Park from ... Cat Patches

We made good on our promise to walk a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail yesterday. What a lovely hike! Our mission was to see the Sunne Farm, which is a part of the state park. We started out from our campsite, walking much the same way we had on our evening stroll the night before. This time, we walked past the visitor center and onto the national scenic trail itself.


Here's some information about the trail, along with a map showing you its entire distance, beginning in Vermont.


Here's some information about the North Dakota ...

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August 29, 2022
Fort Ransom, North Dakota from ... Cat Patches

It was a relatively short drive of 180 miles yesterday to reach our final destination at Fort Ransom State Park in Fort Ransom, North Dakota. It rained the night before, as I mentioned in one of yesterday's posts. We left the campground under blue skies, but fairly quickly drove into some moody weather. There were a few lightening flashes and some sprinkles, but it never really turned into anything major. We spent most of the day driving east on I-94, and it was a straight, flat road.


Stopping at a rest stop, we were amused to see these three ...

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Fort Ransom, North Dakota from Cat Patches

It was a relatively short drive of 180 miles yesterday to reach our final destination at Fort Ransom State Park in Fort Ransom, North Dakota. It rained the night before, as I mentioned in one of yesterday's posts. We left the campground under blue skies, but fairly quickly drove into some moody weather. There were a few lightening flashes and some sprinkles, but it never really turned into anything major. We spent most of the day driving east on I-94, and it was a straight, flat road.


Stopping at a rest stop, we were amused to see these three ...

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August 28, 2022
Exploring Fort Abraham Lincoln: Part 3 from ... Cat Patches

Well, I didn't expect to finish all three parts before leaving here, but there's still time, and so I'll keep going. This is Part 3 of our visit to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. You can find Part 1 right here. Part 2 is right here. We drove to another section of the park to see this blockhouse section. This is the part I'd seen in books and other sites about the state park. Below, you can see an image of what the fort looked like when it was in use.


Here was the information greeting ...

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Exploring Fort Abraham Lincoln: Part 3 from Cat Patches

Well, I didn't expect to finish all three parts before leaving here, but there's still time, and so I'll keep going. This is Part 3 of our visit to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. You can find Part 1 right here. Part 2 is right here. We drove to another section of the park to see this blockhouse section. This is the part I'd seen in books and other sites about the state park. Below, you can see an image of what the fort looked like when it was in use.


Here was the information greeting ...

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August 18, 2022
Fishhook Creek Trail from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! It's the last time I'll be writing to you from Idaho. This morning we'll head out for the Montana state line, stopping next in Dillon, Montana. We'll be there to see Bannack State Park, one of Montana's ghost towns. I don't know about you, but I loves me a good ghost town. Just now, I looked to see if there are any quilt shops there, and there are! I have a feeling I'm going to like this place.

For our final day in Stanley, we left the kitties snuggling ...

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Fishhook Creek Trail from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! It's the last time I'll be writing to you from Idaho. This morning we'll head out for the Montana state line, stopping next in Dillon, Montana. We'll be there to see Bannack State Park, one of Montana's ghost towns. I don't know about you, but I loves me a good ghost town. Just now, I looked to see if there are any quilt shops there, and there are! I have a feeling I'm going to like this place.

For our final day in Stanley, we left the kitties snuggling ...

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July 12, 2022
A Walk on a Warm Day from ... Cat Patches

It was an early start yesterday morning. My friend Sue and I were scheduled to meet up for a walk at Chehalem Ridge Nature Park. I'd read about it only just recently, and wanted to check it out. GPS got me only part of the way there, but the numbers on the addresses were going in the right direction, and so I just kept driving. Eventually the road turned to dirt, which was a little scary. Just a little further on, I came to this sign:


And that was a welcome sight since I wasn't at all sure ...

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A Walk on a Warm Day from Cat Patches

It was an early start yesterday morning. My friend Sue and I were scheduled to meet up for a walk at Chehalem Ridge Nature Park. I'd read about it only just recently, and wanted to check it out. GPS got me only part of the way there, but the numbers on the addresses were going in the right direction, and so I just kept driving. Eventually the road turned to dirt, which was a little scary. Just a little further on, I came to this sign:


And that was a welcome sight since I wasn't at all sure ...

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July 9, 2022
Rediscovered Treasures from Cat Patches

It was an easy-going day yesterday. I sat and did my slow stitching at a leisurely pace. My goal was to finish up the section in my hoop, and there was plenty of time for that.


I'm interrupting my journey north with a little jaunt over to the east this time. There, I'll find a friendly spider and some of the longest broom straws. This part will stitch up quick this morning, and then I can continue my journey northward. I'm getting very close to finishing off the broom straws.


I had some watering to do outside ...

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Rediscovered Treasures from ... Cat Patches

It was an easy-going day yesterday. I sat and did my slow stitching at a leisurely pace. My goal was to finish up the section in my hoop, and there was plenty of time for that.


I'm interrupting my journey north with a little jaunt over to the east this time. There, I'll find a friendly spider and some of the longest broom straws. This part will stitch up quick this morning, and then I can continue my journey northward. I'm getting very close to finishing off the broom straws.


I had some watering to do outside ...

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May 11, 2022
Taco Tuesday from Cat Patches

It was a reasonably nice day yesterday...the first extended sunshine we've seen in quite a while. I took advantage of it and did some weeding outside. When I finished what I was working on, I took a short walk around to see what's what. There are itty bitty pine cones forming on the trees that line one side of our driveway. They are about marble-sized.


Our sad little apple tree is blooming. It has quite a few flowers on it. Last year, it put out several apples. If memory serves, I might even have made a small ...

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Taco Tuesday from ... Cat Patches

It was a reasonably nice day yesterday...the first extended sunshine we've seen in quite a while. I took advantage of it and did some weeding outside. When I finished what I was working on, I took a short walk around to see what's what. There are itty bitty pine cones forming on the trees that line one side of our driveway. They are about marble-sized.


Our sad little apple tree is blooming. It has quite a few flowers on it. Last year, it put out several apples. If memory serves, I might even have made a small ...

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May 9, 2022
A New Day from ... Cat Patches

The first week of May is always busy here at the Three Cats Ranch. Three birthdays and Mother's Day, all within a week's time mean there's lots of cooking, eating, and celebrating. Today, the month can continue on with us behaving as normal people do. And while, I won't claim that we are representative of "normal" people, I am happy for our brand of normal to get back to normal, if you know what I mean.

It rained most of the day. I wouldn't have been motivated to fill our bird feeders except that family ...

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A New Day from Cat Patches

The first week of May is always busy here at the Three Cats Ranch. Three birthdays and Mother's Day, all within a week's time mean there's lots of cooking, eating, and celebrating. Today, the month can continue on with us behaving as normal people do. And while, I won't claim that we are representative of "normal" people, I am happy for our brand of normal to get back to normal, if you know what I mean.

It rained most of the day. I wouldn't have been motivated to fill our bird feeders except that family ...

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