My husband, as long as we've been married, has wanted to drive Highway 20. Instead of the usual 3.5 (in good traffic, so usually more like 4) hour drive, it would take us 7 hours to get to his parents' house. My desire of spending the least amount of time cooped up in the car with my children has won out- until now. Since we didn't come up with any grand destination for a family vacation, we would make a trip to the west side of the state as cool and adventurous as possible.
We left just after 8 am, and made it to Winthrop for our lunch stop. Winthrop is this old west-style town filled with tourist trap stores. Absolutely perfect for the family of small children, right?
So we walked the boardwalk, and peeked in the windows of the stores.
I will say the drive was very pretty.
This, I believe, is Ross Lake. The water is a very bright shade of aqua.