Well, okay. Not necessarily at the same time.
I was in charge of the kids Wednesday. All day. Me. So I needed to come up with something to do and of course I decided: road trip!
First stop was Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls. They had a tour scheduled daily that walked through the “pothole” area of the park with a naturalist explaining all the unique geology. So when we show up for the tour, nobody else is there and the kids and I basically get a private tour. Cool!
There was a lot of neat stuff, including chipmunks and frogs and even some tadpoles to see.
There were some YMCA campers doing rock climbing as well. We ended up eating our picnic lunch in the truck because it kept raining.
So, we were so close to Wisconsin that we just had to go over there and get Mary some cheese curds. We stopped at a couple places along the way, of course.
This is the store we stopped at in St. Croix Falls to get the cheese curds. Russell wanted to get something and he picked out what he thought was some chocolate candies. Turns out it was made of dates and sesame seeds! Darn hippies!
We then took a drive down the Wisconsin side of the river and stopped at the Osceola airport (KOEO). Nice little pilot’s lounge, with wi-fi and two (that’s 2!) courtesy cars available to drive into town for lunch when you fly in there.
Then we went up to Stillwater and walked around in the rain.
After that we headed home. Nice fun day and as we like to do, saw a few new things. See ya!