We have decided to take a little roadtrip. We will visit several of Minnesota's State Parks, camping now in the quiet lull after schools have resumed for the fall. Fall is my favorite season. I love the warm days filled with the rusts, oranges, and yellows of the changing leaves, and the smells of drying and dying foliage. I am excited to get up and out in the bright morning sunshine to taste the fresh crisp air with all my senses. A campfire in the evening feels good when there is a bit of a chill in the air. A campfire when the temps are in the 90's and the humidity is also, makes no sense! I love fall. I just wish it would last longer. Like 9 months or so. Then give me a month of winter for Christmas, a month of spring for Easter, and a month of summer for July 4th! Otherwise give me fall!
We will work our way up the western half of Minnesota, then cross over into North Dakota and visit our grandson in Grand Forks. Sammy just started kindergarten this fall, so it will be fun to hear about his new adventures. Oh, it will be nice to visit his parents, our son Lenny and his wife Connie, too. And next Sunday we'll visit the church we attended for the seven years that we were stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base. We have many dear friends up that are still members there.
I will give you a tour of each park we visit. We will go for a hike, no matter what the weather, and I'll take pictures and tell you a little about each park. Minnesota has wonderful state parks, and each one offers something a little different than the others.
I am looking forward to this roadtrip. I am looking forward to the quiet and peace of our northern woods, and to sharing it with you.
When we return, hubby is thinking of taking a part time job. He wants to save a little extra for our winter adventure. Yup, we're planning a roadtrip in January, too. We're going to act like snowbirds and head down to Florida for a month or more. More places for me to take pictures and report back to my blogging friends. But that's months away. First the Minnesota State Parks. I'll report as I can, relying on coffee shops and restaurants for my connection.