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Hope to meet you on a day trip. These trips support arts, music, history, and nature in the Northland - Life-long learning and community building. 
Come on your own or with a friend or two.

Wendy Grethen
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Offering day trips since 2012

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2018 Fall Schedule 

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Oct 21 /Sun
Minnesota Zoo and Trader Joes

It's this Apple Valley MN zoo's 40th birthday.  Tapir, musk oxen, snow monkeys, tree kangaroo, red pandas and more.  We will shop at a Trader Joe's grocery on the way back up. Bring your own bags. 
Leave 8:15 a.m.  Return 6:15 p.m.
$87    Deadline is Oct 7.

This is the last trip of the year.  Unless a larger group of people would want to go and we'd go up to the next size vehicle this trip is filled.
Register for this trip.

December 9 /Sun
Wassail Lunch Concert
Rittenhouse, Bayfield
3-course scrumptious meal, caroling, historic place, beautiful decorations.  Great way to bring in the holidays! 
Please email wendyupnorth@yahoo.com
or call first to check for available space.  
Leave Perkins West at 8:45 a.m.
We will have a Perkins in Superior pickup at about 8:55.   
Return 4:45 p.m.
Current count of seats available on the bus:  5 more seats available (10/17)
Deadline is Nov 16

Is it too early to present possible 2019 trips?  Here are some ideas I have and some are requests from attendees.

April - Phipps Center of Art in Hudson, WI - lunch and theater performance. Charitable Sisterhood
April     Animals and Art.  Visits to a blacksmith, glass (Oulu) and a couple farms - goats, alpaca, and other farm life. (or this could be a fall event)
May -  1st weekend -   Weekend trip to the Tulip Festival and Amana Colonies in Iowa - 2 nights 
June  Bayfield in Bloom, book shops (optional boat ride) 
June - Land of the Loon Fest, Virginia 
June - Lumberjack show, Hayward

Aug - Up the Shore - Grand Portage National Monument, Tea at Naniboujou  - Could be 1 overnight?? 
Aug - Taylors Fall Boat Ride and Moose Lake Agate Center
Aug - MN State Fair??
Sept  - Weekend - Wisconsin Dells and House on the Rock, Augusta Amish area - WI - 2 nights
Oct - Crex Meadows in Grantsburg , thousands of Sandhill Cranes

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Recent trips were to the Stone Lake Crannberry Fest Oct 6, to Ely to the Dorothy Molter Museum and North American Bear Center on Sept 15 and to the MN Landscape Arboretum on Sept 21.