I took a look at my drafts and found this written in October 2017. Not sure how I didn't publish it, but it's worth a read! This week included the Minnesota Education Association (MEA) days, October 19th and 20th. So, I loaded up my car, and Kenobi and I hit the road in the early... Continue Reading →
Evolution of Camp Food
When we first set out on our cross-country road trip in the summer of 2015, the cooler was full of sausages, cheese, eggs, condiments, meat, and I don't remember what else. After my morning fail with coffee, it was difficult to get the cooking going. Even after purchasing the Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove, I didn't... Continue Reading →
Full Day of Hiking
We were not up very early, but got a great start on the day's hiking. After filling up on breakfast, we prepared for the entire day out on trails. That means Kenobi was carrying a full back pack (Ruffwear Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Orange Poppy (2017), Medium) with his water, treats, baggies, and... Continue Reading →
Day One–Road Trip to Grand Marais
We left almost on time on Wednesday just after noon and didn't face much traffic at all except for the two construction areas along 35W north. Even there, it wasn't bad--a single lane but not stopping. It was a gorgeous day for a road trip. Smooth and easy--from Minneapolis: 100 to 35W north to 61... Continue Reading →
Short Adventure Coming Up!
Next week, I'll be packing up to take Kenobi up to the North Shore. Yes, again. We enjoy the drive, hiking, restaurants, shops, and harbor so much that we need to go a few times a year. To avoid Memorial Day weekend, we'll be heading up Wednesday afternoon and driving back into the city on... Continue Reading →
The Early Bird Catches the . . .
Today we went out to Wirth Park to hike the trails and finished with a walk around the lake. Kenobi really enjoys this hike, and it's close to where we live, so we go a lot in the summer. The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is located in the woods, too, so there are plenty of... Continue Reading →
Nature lifts you back up, if you take notice.
This gorgeous Bald Eagle was just hanging out in the middle of the marsh--Haun Trail. So, Kenobi and I walked across the ice and wandered around to get better angles and capture the best photos that I could. I was excited when it started to take flight, but missed it. Still, the slide show depicts... Continue Reading →
Duck in a Tree!
How about that? I have never seen a duck in a tree until today. This is a wood duck. I saw them wandering around and in the lakes last summer, but this is the first time that I have ever seen one in a tree. How cool is that? You can see how high up... Continue Reading →
Focus on the Geese
On our daily, long walk, we usually run into plenty of ducks--mostly Mallards, but we've see a couple Wood Ducks, too. Geese are a regular presence, as well, but the other day they outnumbered the ducks. And they were all about posing for the camera. These three photos were taken as the goose stretched its... Continue Reading →
Gooseberry Falls, MN
Kenobi and I headed north on Thursday, September 7, 2016 to camp and hike along the North Shore in Minnesota. It was a long, but beautiful drive from Chicago, through Wisconsin, past Duluth to our first stop, Gooseberry Falls campground. Thunderstorms were predicted, so I was anxious to get the tent up and fasten a... Continue Reading →