This past weekend (last one in September), our family joined with other church members at the yearly weekend campout at Itasca State Park. We rented a private group camp area that was tucked away from the other areas of the park. The site included many modern conveniences, as well as hiking/bike trails and access to a quiet lake. The weekend was filled with campfire singing, active time outdoors (of course!) and adults chatting around the campfire. Our family all stayed in our new tent - big enough to accommodate all of us... and even though one night was a bit frosty, everyone had a grand time in it (except maybe Mom).
The park was absolutely stunning - painted in brilliant fall colors and we all enjoyed the peaceful beauty that surrounded us. Highlights from our visit included wading in the Mississippi Headwaters, climbing the Park Fire Tower (the picture above was taken from the top of it), and the kids building a fort in the woods.
Look for more details to follow this blog on the specifics shared by the kids...
Sure were glad to be home on Sunday, but all are already looking forward to next year's fall weekend visit there.