Who’s ready for spring? And for it to stay? Not this flip flopping back and forth between winter and spring. But it is Minnesota and it is only April. Growing up in Minnesota, you get used to getting teased by winter and spring.
One day it looks like this.
And the next day it looks like this.
My boys had a day off from school Friday and we decided to drive up to Jay Cook State Park, which is about 10 miles southwest of Duluth. It started out sunny and windy. Then light snow. No snow. Suddenly, it was a blizzard. All in a matter of 20 minutes traveling up 35N. We were about ready to turn around and go home when the snow stopped and it was sunny again. We checked radar to see what the conditions were like ahead of us, and it looked good, so we continued on. Crazy Minnesota weather. But I wouldn’t live anywhere else.
We made it to Jay Cook State Park with no problems.
The St. Louis River runs through Jay Cook State Park and she was a raging! It was awesome to watch the power of the river.
What a lovely day it turned out to be for walking through the woods. It was sunny and windy, but the trees sheltered us from the severity of the wind. Snow was lightly blowing around from off the trees. It was magical.
After hiking around the park, we continued on to Duluth. We hung out at Canal Park for awhile and enjoyed the adventure of watching big waves, sea gulls and playing around on the beach.
Someone was feeding the sea gulls. They were going crazy fluttering, swooping and dancing around.
We always seem to find adventure when we head outdoors. No plans, we just go. We play. We rejuvenate. We get inspired. It can’t get any better than that.
This is life. How we like to rejuvenate…our minds and our souls.
Thank you, Great Spirit.
What do you do to rejuvenate?