Monday, July 16, 2007

Camping again

Haven't posted for a week?! What in the heck is going on???

Actually, not all that much...

We did go camping this past weekend. Flandrau State Park, by New Ulm, MN. It was a nice enough park, but not one that we love enough to return to. Very crowded; not much space between sites. We like more privacy and quiet. We did get one of the more private spaces, thankfully!

There was a sand bottom swimming pool in this park. Girl of the House loved it for swimming, spent several hours there in the water with Paul and I watching her.

With the pool, this was NOT a park where people do much hiking. We had the hiking trails to ourselves, only meeting a rare hiker. We hiked up to Indian Point. There was a fabulous view of the Minnesota River Valley from the point. We got a geocache near the point, too!

This was Chips first hiking experience. After our morning 3.3 mile hike, he was POOPED!

On our way home, we swung by Ft. Ridgely State Park to do their hiking club trail. After seeing that little park, we wished we had camped there, instead! We're planning to go back soon. Quiet, shady, and it has a little river running right next to the campsites.

They are working on the 9 hole golf course at the park. (The only state park with a golf course! $6 weekdays, $9 weekends!) There are huge bales of straw, ready for spreading over newly seeded grass. GotH was fascinated with them.

I worked on my spindle-spun sock #2, in the truck, and at the campsite. I'm getting there!

I spindled - still working on the SOAR blend.


Lorraine said...

Oh man, I gotta get these WIP's out of the way so I can dig out the spindle again. Such gorgeous projects.

BTW, you've been nominated on my blog. Go check it out.

Guinifer said...

We camped at Ft. Ridgely about six years ago - it's very nice. My boys liked the Fort museum you could hike to. Very cool