Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hiking and Picnicing in Afton State Park

Last Saturday, we decided that we needed to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. So, we went for a nice afternoon at Afton State Park - along the scenic St. Croix River on the Minn/Wis border.

We were able to get out on the "beach" area of the park. It was absolutely beautiful seeing the birds and sailboats and river rolling by. It made all of us ache for a few weeks - when we will be at the real beach in North Carolina.

Here is Dana holding Kaden at the riverside beach - enjoying the view.

Karter LOVED throwing rocks in the river. He is going to love tossing shells in the waves!

We were also able to picnic - having an early lunch in the park. Kaden took in the view from an IU blanket below the picnic table.

We enjoyed spending the day as a family enjoying the great outdoors - one of the best things about Minnesota.


Mom said...

Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun! You're making some wonderful memories for your family.
Travel safely!

Anique and Kamaron said...

i love that park. actually, i skinny-dipped there a summer or two ago. nothing like swimming in the Mississippi!

see you all soon!

Mommy-To-Be said...

I can't wait to be able to take my daughter to the beach when she gets here!

Looks like your little ones enjoyed themselves.