Duluth to Sandstone, Minnesota

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

July 13 ~ Day #64
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Miles by Road
Nautical Miles
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Statute Miles
3856 [4437]

Current Location: Campground, Sandstone, Minnesota

Today’s Total Expenses: $143.05

Transportation: $33 (gas)
Accommodation: $48
Food: $3.86 + 57.79 groceries

We are planning to camp for several days so we went back to the CUB store for perishable stuff like milk, meat and cheese. We managed to spend another $57.79 so it had better last for awhile.

CUB appears to be a local chain but we were very impressed. The sort of prices you expect at Costco but in regular quantities and no membership. If you are lucky enough to live in Minnesota and haven’t tried them you should definitely check them out.

We didn’t have far to go so we told Madge (our GPS) to take the scenic route. It’s a lovely day and we have lots of time.

Vicky managed to catch a cold and “pink eye” while at her daughter’s and is coughing quite a bit so we stopped at a Walgreens along the way and got her some cough drops and suppressant. I don’t have it yet but I’m sure it is just a matter of time.

Since we arrived in Sandstone via the scenic route we thought Madge was lost because where she wanted us to turn did not match the directions we had been given. Several miles later we realized that Madge had been right all the time.

The campground has over a hundred acres and a very active membership. They even have a community theater group that writes and produces their own plays and skits.

This weekend is their annual open house and they are expecting three or four hundred visitors form all over the USA and Canada. They are also producing a new play they have been rehearsing for weeks.

We pitched our tent in a shaded spot not far from the stage and just a short walk to the showers and restrooms.

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