Due to circumstances we had to be away from crowds. However, we definitely wanted to get out and enjoy a gorgeous day so we went the other direction on the Greenway. We decided to walk to the river. In the past C and I have walked to the Mississippi River at different points in town so it suits that we would chose the Greenway this time. I am so glad we did, it was a nice change of pace.
C also enjoyed asking Kid Willow if they could get the shoes from the benches for him. Seeing as the shoes were bronze sculptures attached to the benches, Kid Willow couldn’t. At the same “rest stops” they had questions to think about along the way. It was nice to see public art in such a place.
Photos above were provided by family member with us on this trip. Kid Willow’s love of trains is evident. It also happens that a few family members on both sides of the family have a love of trains too. So … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Baby Willow and I went to the St. Paul side of the Mississippi River and walked on the river-walk from the Hartford Avenue to Summit Avenue. Baby Willow really seemed to enjoy the yellow maple leaves. Maple leaves are giving … Continue reading →
It’s been a slow time for the Blue Willow family. We decided a small walk around a favorite lake would do. Powderhorn Park is a place with many memories going back several years. It is a place that is unlikely … Continue reading →
So feeling like taking a walk is sometimes the thing to do. As long as C and I have known each other we’ve gone for decently long walks. I wanted to walk along a stretch of Minnehaha Creek that I … Continue reading →
It was one of those days when we wanted to get out of town, but not go too far. Excelsior is a small town off of Lake Minnetonka. It has a decent park along side the mostly privately owned … Continue reading →
Upon several suggestions over the years, we finally made the small trek over to Franconia Sculpture Park. We packed yet another picnic to eat on the open lawn and then walked around the large open field park.The unmanned information hut … Continue reading →