So in an effort to find new places near by, we drove the family to Big Woods State Park near Nerstrand, MN. They had a nice welcome center which wasn’t too busy like other state parks. It took a while for Kid Willow to learn that even though we were outside, needed to speak softly to hear the birds and other animals in the park.
The small trail that we used went to the Hidden Falls in the park. When we visited there was a slight drought so the water was not flowing, but the falls were pretty nonetheless. Kid Willow enjoyed being able to be closer to a waterfall than usual. The trail had a decent incline so at a few points slow and steady was the way to go. We did not mind as it was really vibrant with life. Definitely a place I would not mind seeing again.
The last time C and I visited Hastings we did not have Kid Willow or Baby Willow. We thought that we would try a smaller trip to Hastings, MN again with our children. This time we visited a different park … Continue reading →
Baby Willow has been promoted to Kid Willow as there is a new Baby Willow in the family. As it takes a while to get to know how things might be with little ones, we will be taking it easy … Continue reading →
A while ago we had a lovely picnic in this park after visiting with friends in the area. We thought it would be a lovely place to revisit. We walked around the lake and explored the park some more. I … Continue reading →
Lately we’ve been enjoying old haunts more than exploring new places. I had a huge desire to have a picnic in the park. Due to the season I knew that my favorite park in Minneapolis, Minnehaha Park, was our best … Continue reading →
We really like Lake Nokomis. Each season brings something new. Since family was around, we thought we’d walk around the smaller section of the lake which is the western side of Cedar Avenue. A small, but gentle stroll to enjoy … Continue reading →
It’s been a busy few weeks here. Despite all that is occurring, we decided that some time in the beautiful weather was in order. C really wanted to take Baby Willow to Jackson Street Roundhouse. Baby Willow loved every minute … Continue reading →
I think it is clear that Baby Willow loves trains. So we took a small trip on the Northstar Commuter Train to have a new experience. Baby Willow loved the trip and watched with great interest as we saw large … Continue reading →
A while ago I saw that this store in Hopkins, MN was helping raise funds for research towards a childhood genetic disorder. I was craving chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing (not my usual taste) and this seemed to be … Continue reading →
So after a few misses in plans, we walked through downtown/city center of St Paul to the small island. This island is next to Harriet Island Park where you catch the riverboats mentioned in an earlier post. Please note that … Continue reading →