Skiing Minnehaha Park

Have y’all ever been skiing along Minnehaha Creek below the falls?  Turns out, it’s a really great place to ski. No matter how many times it happens, I’m always amazed at how the Minneapolis Parks can make me feel like I’m in the middle of the wilderness while I’m still right in the middle of the city.  I love this City!

Also, I take lousy photos at night….


Minnehaha Park at Night

Fort Snelling State Trail

Mel and I went skiing last weekend on the Fort Snelling State Trail near Minnehaha Falls.  It always amazes us how the parks in Minneapolis have a way of making you feel like you’re in the middle of the wilderness even though you’re right in the middle of the Metro Area.  This trail is a great place to go skiing in the winter.

Couples Retreat 2011

Last weekend, in photos:

All photos without watermarks are courtesy of Steph Brodegard.

How about you?  Do anything fun this weekend?

Scenes from Christmas Eve 2010:

Scenes from Christmas Eve 2010:

What did you do for Christmas Eve?

Cabin in Nashwauk

Last weekend we were invited by some friends to spend the weekend with them at their cabin. We had a really good time.  The cabin was sort of up near Nashwauk, MN.  It’s surrounded by trees on the edge of a lake.  Such a beautiful setting!
The weekend was full of things like:

cross country skiing

boot hockey
(sorry no pic – have a headshot instead)

traditional finnish sauna

There is nothing quite like dumping a bucket of freezing cold water over your head while standing in the middle of a 200 degree F sauna.  Someday I want a sauna… or a steam room… or a hot tub… any of those will do.