Finding Balance 2020, General

Working with what Minnesota gives us

This past weekend we took an extended trip to Itasca State Park. It was a long time coming, and we were super happy to finally be able to get to a place we’ve been trying to get to for multiple years. However, there’s always a twist when it comes to seasons in Minnesota. Being in […]

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General

Sibley State Park camping

A couple of weekends ago the wife and I took the camper out for our first weekend of the summer. I had read a news article about how it was the 100th birthday of Sibley State Park, out near New London, MN, so we picked it as our destination. We decided a simple one night […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Frontenac State Park hiking

Sunday, the wife and I headed down to a beautiful State Park on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Frontenac State Park is just south of Red Wing Minnesota and is filled with beautiful hiking paths that wind through prairies and down steep river bluffs. We did about two hours of hiking along the bluff trails […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Squirrel and mushroom

I have one more photo to share from our trip to Fort Snelling State Park. This is one that I’m really proud of. I went in to capture a shot of this odd mushroom sticking out of a tree. As I went in for the shot Mr. Squirrel decided to make an appearance. I had […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Photowalk at Jay Cooke

This past weekend, while camping, I got a chance to do a photowalk at Jay Cooke State Park before we headed home. This is an amazingly beautiful park south of Duluth, MN, with the beautiful St. Louis River flowing through it. The park is a favorite of kayakers, though I’m not sure which portion they’re […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Split Rock Creek State Park

The second state park that we hit on our trip this past weekend was Split Rock Creek. This is a small park in SW Minnesota, that often causes confusion for those of us in the cities, as we’re all very familiar with Split Rock State Park in northern Minnesota, home of the famous lighthouse. Split […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Blue Mound State Park

This weekend the wife and I camped at Blue Mounds State Park in southwestern Minnesota. This is a small park near the border with South Dakota, just 30 miles from Sioux Falls. We decided to come to this neck of the woods because we so rarely get out to the prairie potion of Minnesota. Even […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Aborted car camping

The wife and I left on Friday afternoon to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park to do some car camping. We fought traffic out of town with the rest of the folks heading north, but were at our campsite by 7pm. I worked on getting the tent set up while Lisa put together a fire, and […]

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