Happy Birthday

Well, after recovering from our trip to Philadelphia we headed to Itasca State Park to celebrate my 28th birthday, (thank you for all the phone calls and birthday wishes via Facebook).  While probably not a world famous park, it is significant because it is the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. 

Before reaching the park we made a stop in Bemidji, MN where we were excited to finally come face-to-face with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

The 3 of us with Paul & Babe
The drive to the park was nice and scenic. After a picnic on the shore of Lake Itasca we made our way to the famous headwaters area.

The 3 of Us at the Headwaters Area

Beautiful Park!
It was everything I had hoped for and more, clear water and a calming current. What more could one ask for?

Ethan's Strenuous Journey Across the Mississippi

After our strenuous journey crossing the Mighty Miss. on foot we drove through the park and stopped at the largest white pine tree in the state.

There it is in all its glory
We next arrived at Elk Lake where we decided to launch our boat and attempt to catch Muskie. While we were unsuccessful in our quest, it was nice to be on the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Elk Lake
After a long day driving and exploring our state and the park, we headed back to our campsite to enjoy some s'mores and get some rest. We were lucky to get a site because there were only two available when we made reservations and both campgrounds filled up. We tried out the latest and greatest in marshmallow designs, the flat marshmallow.

We were excited to try but disappointed in the results

Enjoying our Campfire

We weren’t impressed, it melts off the stick and two are needed to equal one round marshmallow. It rained that night but we weren’t dismayed as it seems that it has been raining almost daily. The next day was spent doing mundane tasks like getting a much needed haircut and stocking up on supplies. Overall it was a great birthday weekend spent with J and Loafy. We would go back and visit again.

That was the highlight of our week. Otherwise we have been laying low. This upcoming weekend is the 4th of July, happy Independence Day to all! We are eagerly expecting our first visitors of the summer, Dad, Schmoo, Gingy, & Rocky. Hopefully it will be enjoyed by all, and there will be lots to share. Until next time.

E, J and Meatloaf

Enjoy some pics we took from the boat while in Voyageurs this week!

Beautiful Eagle

The Friendly Loon that came within 5 yards of our boat

1 comment:

  1. Itasca State Park was always my favorite to go to as a kiddo!!