Staying in a Camper Cabin and Some Fall Colors at Lake Maria

Josh and I took the kids to Lake Maria State Park yesterday. We reserved a remote camper cabin since we still don’t have a tent. Some of the state parks in Minnesota provide you with a cart and call it “cart-in” camping for sites that are away from vehicular traffic but we had to provide our own cart. Lucky for us we own a bike trailer that functions as many other things. The cabin was a little over a half a mile into an old growth forest.

We were all pleasantly surprised with the cabin. Especially Andrew who gasped with delight when he first saw it.

The people who stayed before us kindly left a bunch of firewood so Josh chopped some and I grilled a steak. Easily one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.  Andrew collected “Squirrel food” (acorns) for the next hour and I took pictures of forest life.

We had to hurry down to the main lake to get our rented canoe into the water before sunset. Chloe was adamant about walking the entire way herself. Worried about the baby being able to fall asleep in a strange location, I let her.

She looked happy enough for her first canoe ride. It is definitely getting chillier at night though! I was worried she was too cold.

Andrew is always so proud when he gets to do something that “big boys” do.

Back at the cabin, we needed to heat up the wood burning stove. No electricity and no water. . . but we got it up to 90 degrees in there and that was all that really mattered.

In the morning the boys were serious at the table having their breakfasts.

Back outside for me to hunt up some more pictures.

I found this cobweb:

The boys went to do some more canoeing and the girls went to check out some fall colors. There isn’t a lot going on yet, but the little splashes of color here and there are exciting enough.

I can’t wait to go back to Sibley State Park in a few weeks to see how it looks out there!

One Comment

  1. Lois Deragon
    Posted September 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Great photos as usual. It looks like it was a successful getaway time.