Camping in Forestville State Park

>> Saturday, August 19, 2017

Two weeks ago, we spent 3 days in Forestville State Park. It would be my wife's first time in a camper cabin for the night with us! (Our first 2 trips [just me and the boys] in a MN State Park "camper cabin" this year were at Jay Cooke in May, and last month in William O'Brien.) Here are some pics:


We knew we had a walk a bit to get to our camper cabin, but we ddin't know the campground
would have such sweet carts! I'm hauling the boys as Mama does all the REAL work.


More hauling.


The "log" for our cabin said to "find the pennies" which
the boys loved. Then we hid 10 more before we left.


Running to play in the Root River.


The water was COLD, but fun to explore.


Dare devil.


Selfie on a foot bridge next to Historic Forestville (a town acting as if it were 1899).


Trout from the bridge.


Back at our campsite - time for supper.


My wife's photo of her wine as I cook supper on the fire in the background.


Ham steak, garlic sautéed green beans, and grapes.


In front of "trout" - our home for the next 2 nights.


Story time.


Still zonked out in the morning.


Starting breakfast with leftover ham steak.


Scrambled eggs.


Despite the goofy smile, Henry loves breakfast burritos.


3 big turkeys and 4 babies!


My dudes.


Exploring a different part of the Root River.




Charlie and Mama exploring.


Henry tripped and fell face-first into the cold water,
so I carried him for a bit as he warmed up.



We put on warmer clothes and hopped in the car for a 10 minutes drive. Part of the park contains "Mystery Cave" which is open for tours. We took an hour-long tour, and Henry was AMAZED. (Charlie was a bit bored.)


In the cave.


My family looking at a 20' high formation.


Topless tired dudes after coming out of the chilly cave on a warm day.


I soaked 5 ears of sweetcorn in water for 3-4 hours, and then grilled it over
the fire for 30 minutes. I wasn't sure it would work, but it was TASTY!


Corn!


Some cartoons after a nap.


Henry built lots of "birds nests" in the pine trees.


The porch of our cabin.


A selfie at the dam of Lake Louise State Park.
There were lots of mosquitoes here - this was a *quick* selfie.


Ring Pop tongue!








Long exposure with the boys playing with glow sticks WELL past their bedtime.


The boys LOVED this super tame raccoon who came to eat our scraps.


Breakfast!


Bacon and eggs. I put a slice of cheese on an egg to make a breakfast sandwich for myself.




I had a morning root beer. Henry had a sip and started burping. A LOT.


Running off on a final morning adventure before leaving.


Running up to a foot bridge.




Lots more trout!


Taking off their shoes to dip their toes.


Hiking back.


A stop at DQ on the way home.


A quiet drive home.

Back with some training updates soon. Happy weekend!

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