It's Monday evening , about 8:00 pm. We're in northwestern Minnesota, about to take off on the longest river in the United States.
Robert's message: We have arrived at Lake Itasca - source of the Mississippi River. It's a cool night, mist rising off the lake and a big full moon. The river is narrow and winding here, but more water than usual is spilling from the lake so we should be able to start paddling sooner than we thought. Phone service is bad so we probably won't be in touch again until we reach Bemidji (a couple of days).
Judy's Question of the day: As they leave Lake Itasca, what direction are they traveling?