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 →
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 →
Another trip we took was to Interstate State Park. We were told to go see the massive glacial potholes made thousands of years ago. They were large and I would not want to fall in one, but C and I … Continue reading →
After a hectic morning we decided to take it easy and visit Theodore Worth Park and have a picnic. Baby Willow seems to enjoy having a meal outside as long as the biting bugs are at bay. This is a … Continue reading →