Posts Tagged With: outdoors
Nate and I made a quick jaunt out to the Hillside Trail of the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge after work today. The trail we took was less than a mile, but they claim it’s the equivelant to climbing 12 flights of stairs.
We made it down to Long Meadow Lake… Continue reading
This week we made the long haul out to Chaska to check out the MN Landscape Arboretum. It’s amazing and humongous and I can’t wait to go back. In one evening there’s no way we could have seen all 1,000+ acres, or all 12+ miles of trails, so some prioritization was necessary. We did a cursory walk-through of the gardens around the buildings, because Nate was anxious to get out… Continue reading
Little Dog* and I had a day of errands and outings to try and squeeze the most enjoyment possible out of my last official day of summer vacation. Little dog is really good about sitting in the (shaded, window-cracked) car – we went… Continue reading
I’m not saying I’ve been duped, but it just occurred to me that Nate’s method of getting me to go on epic-long bike rides often involves bribery in the form of iced dairy treats. Last Sunday we embarked on the longest bike ride I’ve done so far- 22 miles round trip, from our house in St. Paul to Ikea in Bloomington.
I’m happy to say it was… Continue reading
Although Land of 10,000 Lakes is our state motto, most Minnesotans are well aware that we actually have 11,842 substantially large bodies of water (for any of you locals who need to brush up on your aquatic facts, the DNR can provide you with plenty of brag-worthy factoids).
I’ve been feeling bad lately that some business at work and some projects around the house have kept us from being as adventurous as I’d hoped for the summer- at least as far as seeking out new activities around town.
However, I also realize that I need to be more appreciative of some of the less exciting, but… Continue reading
Reason #6: They might bring their phone along, and let you take photos with it. This is true. I hate carrying my phone if I… Continue reading
Here’s a glimpse at what we’ve been up to lately:
Since our first bike excursion, Nate and I have done on a few more two-wheeled outings (actually, he’s gone on quite a few, and I’ve accompanied him on a smaller few). I am becoming more and more a fan of the bike paths along the Mississippi River.