My Mom was born and buried in Grand Rapids, MN along with quite a few other family members (cousin, aunt, grandparents). Grand Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 10,869 at the 2010 census. The city is named for the 3.5-mile long local rapids in the Mississippi River, which was the uppermost limit of practical steamboat travel during the late 19th century.
Grand Rapids was not a bad place to grow up. My mom and I were living there for the first part of my life until I was about 5 years old. I remember bundling up in the winters and going to the fair in the summer. Going back there today is a really trippy experience. There has been changes, and there hasn't. I always have a good time visiting my Uncle Irwin and my cousins.
Itasca County Fair
Since I was a kid I remember going to the Itasca County Fair in Grand Rapids. Eating fried doughnuts with cinnamon and sugar and looking at all the barnyard animals, and it is still going on 30-40 years later.
Appreciate Loved Ones!
My (dog) brother Cowboy was rehomed and my Mom and my Aunt Candice passed away. I miss them all very much! I was very fortunate to spend time with them in Minnesota.
Good Size One? 🐟
In Minnesota, we fish for the walleye a native to most of Minnesota, flourishing in large, shallow, windswept lakes with gravel shoals, such as Mille Lacs, Leech, Winnibigoshish, Upper and Lower Red Lake, Lake of the Woods and Lake Vermilion. It is also native to many smaller lakes and steams in all of Minnesota's major drainages. We were fishing the Great Pokegama!