Getting Out

Bonfires, man. That’s where it’s at.

These two are quite a delightful pair. I imagine this year has had profound impacts on all sibling relationships. It’s been fun to see these two navigate everything together.

We got out for a couple of impromptu hikes last weekend in the Hastings area.

There was water, and we are magnetically drawn to water we can play with.

All of our shoes got wet, but Henry’s actually had to be dumped out after

Then on Sunday we had another delightful afternoon at Powderhorn Park

We found what is definitely the best seesaw in the world.

We even got to have a Sarah accompany us!

After the park, we had a girls date to the Museum of Russian Art, which is one of my top favorite museums anywhere. There was a Marlena Myles exhibit that we had to check out, and I’m so glad we did. We also got the chance to snap this selfie with Don Quixote, a literary acquaintance from way back when we first met, over 15 years ago.

And then…it was my spring break!

Apparently I was the only person who thought a hike in Kinnickinnic State Park in Wisconsin was the place to be in the middle of a weekday.

You can’t really tell, but that’s a very long, very steep, and pretty slippery hill behind me in this next shot. I made it down and up with no problem. What a difference a month makes! Still feeling feelings around the tailbone, but they limit me no more.


You have to go to the beach for Spring Break, I heard.

Hello, St Croix River

I couldn’t make a sandcastle, so I made a snowperson named Sandy.

Found the Purple Trail, because I love purple.

The main destination of the day was River Falls. It was lovely, but photographing Main Streets just doesn’t ever turn out. There are always too many cars that end up in the middle of the shot. So you’ll just have to go there and see it. I mostly enjoyed the town’s river walk along the Kinnickinnic. I liked what they called the Swinging Bridge.

Something I’ve missed dearly during Quarantimes is reading a book in a public place while enjoying a beverage of some kind. I’m so glad patio season is back!

Here’s one more Henry grin to send you off to the rest of your day in a good mood. Go forth and be awesome!

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