Went camping this last weekend at Bear Head State Park in Minnesota and did a lot of things that I will cover later as I am currently getting ready to join my folks for a while during which my Dad will be undergoing some surgery. When I return I will post more about this trip, as well as a few other things. This will have to do for a little while I guess.
It was stormy off and on but we made haste in enjoying the outside between storms. One has to ask, will summer come soon to Minnesota? I think is slowly shifting into gear, but with it a lot of bad weather. Here little guy is in charge, taking the lead as his cohorts follow obediently.
So we hang out in in appropriate gear, which changes depending on the time of day… weather here in Minnesota has been very changeable, except for sun – not a lot of that so far, but we are hopeful. Soon there will be swimming gear, sand shovels and buckets to play with.
Hounds Ruby, Renner and Mandy stand ready to go in which ever direction their humans can finally decide upon. Sweet hounds.
Bear Head is east of Ely, up close to the northern edge of Minnesota. The skies remained entertaining through out our trip.
Seeing quite a bit of stormy weather during the weekend, though the storms passes through pretty quickly, they were harsh.
Bears! OH MY!
We did some boating, though not all that exciting we still ended up having a pretty good time. More on that later…..even pirate stories!
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Taken at Pipestone National Park in Pipestone Minnesota when we stopped there for some hiking while camping at Split Rock Creek State Park the end of April 2011.
It had rained so much the pipestone pits, where the Indians quarry the stone, were filled with water.
It was our first camping trip of the season and the weather was totally uncooperative. We had storms the first night, but then it just threatened to rain the rest of the time. However, the wind was just wailing the entire time so badly that we couldn’t have a campfire and it felt like you were getting beat on all the time you were outside.
Some of the worst sustained winds lasting the entire time that I have ever experienced. The wind even made driving to and from the park difficult. In the photo above you can see the wind ‘bowing’ Mandy’s and Renner’s leads – and pant legs blowing. Going across the bridge, which is where we were walking toward, we were being pushed into the railings by the wind. Holding little guy’s hand became a must as he could not even keep his footing.
It was also Mandy’s very first camping trip and she relied heavily on Renner to show her the ropes.
Renner, Mandy and Ruby did very well on this trip and are looking forward to the next. The weather on this trip did kept us inside a little bit and then we left very early on the last day there. I do believe Mandy was anxious to get back on the road and get back home.
“Dad….where are you, I am ready to get going!”
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