Greetings fellow adventurers!
How has your summer been? (If you’re in the western/northern hemisphere.)
We just got back from our trip to Minnesota. And what a trip!
It was lovely! All. that. water! So much green. So many trees. And the rocks! Although I was very disappointed that the northern roads where my parents live did not have any agates like the ones in central Minnesota where I grew up. BUT I got to stand on a batholith. 🙂
There were a lot of firsts. Like the kids getting to fish from a boat. Sleeping in an RV–BIG thank you to my brother for that. Going to a county fair. And of course introducing the kiddos to my favorite place in Minnesota, Duluth!
We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary up in Duluth with my sister and her kids and my parents at Gooseberry Falls where my hubby and I had spent our honeymoon. And of course, right before we were supposed to leave for Duluth, I rolled my ankle. Yeah, so there I was hobbling around the best I could. But with each day the hobbling got less and I was able to walk fine as long as I didn’t turn it a certain way.
We hung out with family and got to meet up with some beautiful souls. Grandpa took the kids fishing and Uncle John took us cruising in his boat. The kids loved every minute, except having to return home. Oh, and the mosquitoes.
And we got to see the world’s largest open mining pit. Wow, those trucks gave new meaning to Monster Trucks! The tires alone are TWELVE feet tall!
I have a few more images on Instagram, if you’d like to see more of our adventures in Minnesota. 🙂
So now, summer has ended for us. I am missing the cool temps of Minnesota, all the lakes and greeness of everything. And mourning the fact that I will miss the changing of the seasons and the Northern Lights. But time marches on! We’re getting ready for back to school. One week!!! And all the fall activities will be starting up. There are a lot of things up in the air for me, but I plan to make great strides in book III over the next couple of weeks.
How was your summer? Are you ready for fall?