Sunday, July 2, 2017

Camping Adventure #2 (2017): Crow Wing State Park

Our second adventure of the summer was with our adventure seeking counterparts, the Prices and their tribe.  We absolutely love getting our families together and the fact that our kids all get along amazingly---even after 3 days of close quarters---is a sure sign of a friendship win!

This trip we stayed in Crow Wing State Park, up near Brainerd.  We chose to stay in a non-electric site this time with the Nomad since it seemed those sites were a bit more secluded.  Besides needing to use extra flashlights in the camper, it was really no different and gave us enough of the privacy we wanted from other campers.  The weather was perfect camping weather, but a little bi-polar at times to plan activities.  The park offered lots of trails around the park (we hiked about 3 miles), paths down by the river and canoe rentals (we didn't get the chance, but woulda been fun sans kids!)

We seemed to eat better than we normally do.  One meal consisted of some delicious pork-on-a-fork cooked over the fire and a homemade potato side with some cowboy caviar to top it off--not to mention, Prices' famous "s'mores in a cone treat". I mean, food network might as well sign us a show right now for how to eat well in the wild-or maybe a camping cook off.  Just saying.

We ventured out one of our days to some mini-golf, a local brewery, Zorbaz and some life changing and spectacular fireworks! Actually, the fireworks were a complete bust.  They were the Wilson neighbor of fireworks---just peeked over the trees enough to see something was there, but not enough to oooh and ahhhh at. But it's completely hilarious now at this point. 

Looking back, the weekend flew by and I'm positive it's because we were in great company doing something we all love. Oh, and we also saved a bat's life.  So, I'd say we're all walking away feeling like winners.

Here are some snapshots from the weekend:

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