Hello all, my first post here on the forum!
I love to travel but have a farm so I don't get to much anymore (pesky critters). Therefore, I'd like to make the most of a short trip to Northern MN to p/u my 75 yr old mother and bring her back to KC. She and I used to travel together a lot so I thought this would be fun for her too, kinda like old times. She can't really walk around much anymore so I was hoping to go scenic places she could enjoy from the car.
We only have 3 days though so no major side trips. I considered going over to the Mississippi river and following the GRR from Brainerd down to northern MO and then cut back west to I-35 on 36. Wasn't sure how much that would add to a trip that normally takes approx 9hrs on I-35. If I play around on Google maps, looks like it can add around 6 hrs? Worth it?
Doing this over labor day weekend if that matters.
TIA for any suggestions!