We braved damp, chilly Minnesota weather to sneak in one last outdoorsy weekend. We went camping at Jay Cooke State Park–one of our favorite Minnesota parks. The temps were in the 40s and 50s, but thankfully the rain stopped before we arrived and the rest of the weekend was sunny and crisp.
We aren’t hardy enough to go tent camping in such cold weather. (Although we saw several brave souls attempting it, brrr!) Instead we had reserved one of the camper cabins—rustic log cabins with bunk beds and a table—and thankfully in this case: heat and electricity. We still had to walk a long way to the bathroom and cook outside, but at least we could plug in our Keurig coffee maker for lots of hot chocolate and coffee. Now, that’s my kind of roughing it!
During the day, we demonstrated our skills (or lack thereof) in a ladder ball tournament (or as we call it, “clatter ball”).
At night, we played games inside the cabin like Risk for the guys, and Boggle for me, and even slipped into town to watch a boy-movie. Overall, it was a great weekend. At least I thought so. If the teenagers agree, they’re not admitting it. 🙂
Did you go camping while growing up? Any fun fall plans to share?