7 Best Boundary Waters Entry Points for Trips with Babies and Toddlers

7 Best Boundary Waters Entry Points for Trips with Babies and Toddlers

Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there are plenty of lakes and rivers to go canoe camping. Why do we drive the extra distance to enter the BWCA? For our family, it’s the special sense of place we have while we are in the wilderness. It’s a feeling we haven’t experienced anywhere else in Minnesota. It’s important that our children grow up learning and discovering in the wilderness so we put in the extra work and make our pilgrimage to the Boundary Waters as many times we can each summer. Read more about what the Boundary Waters mean to us With…

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Why Do We Live in Minnesota?

Why Do We Live in Minnesota?

In 2012 we moved to Seattle, WA when Bobby was offered a job at Amazon. It was an offer we couldn’t refuse and we packed up ourselves and our Golden Retriever, Latigo, and drove the 1,600 miles to the Pacific Northwest. At the time we were childless and relatively care-free. While living in Washington we completely immersed ourselves into the outdoor recreation scene that flourishes so vibrantly in the Pacific Northwest. With a plethora of ecosystems, a variety of recreational opportunities, and an ever-growing group of remarkable like-minded friends we adored living there. Our weeks were spent in the heart…

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Minneopa and Minnemishinona Falls

Minneopa and Minnemishinona Falls

Last week, we compiled a list of the 7 Best Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities. We have only been to one so far, but all 7 are on our bucket list for this winter. This weekend we checked off two more from the list. The weather was looking somewhat warm this past Sunday so we decided to drive the hour and fifteen minutes south to Mankato, MN where Minnemishinona and Minneopa Falls are located. We visited Minnemishinona Falls first. At 42 feet this waterfall is an impressive sight, especially in winter time. However, the site itself is tiny and…

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7 best frozen waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

7 best frozen waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

When we think of waterfalls in Minnesota we usually think of the North Shore in the summer and all of the beautiful falls along Hwy 61 like High Falls in Tettegouche State Park. But, there is beauty to be found in the cold of winter right here in town. So grab some snacks, throw on your winter coats, and jump in your car to check out local gorgeous and natural “ice sculptures”! Note: waterfalls are listed in proximity to Minneapolis, MN.  1. Minnehaha Falls A post shared by Greg Lundgren (@greglundgrenphoto) on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:07pm PST I’m sure we all already know about Minnehaha Falls…

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Big Woods State Park – Hidden Falls

Big Woods State Park – Hidden Falls

On October 25th we welcomed our daughter, Rowan Margaret, into our family. We could not have been more excited to have her join our family. Unfortunately, my postpartum recovery took much longer then anticipated. Physically I was fine within a couple of weeks, mentally was a whole other issue. I was struggling in every respect. I was convinced that it was simply my hormones trying to balance out after having given birth. Bobby was convinced something else was going on, and held my hand while taking me to see my midwife and discuss the possibility of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.…

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