1. We have 17 Hiking Club Trails left before getting our All Miles patches. That's pretty incredible - and we are determined to get it done! This means that our vacation weekends are going to be taken around Minnesota this year, so we will probably not take any big out-of-state trips. But we shall see...
2. We have really sloughed off on biking these last few years. This year we're dusting off our Huffies and are going to take advantage of the #1 Bike City in the nation...and, of course, some regional and state trails as well.
And now, on to Joe's favorite pictures from the last year.
|Ice roots on birches at the Apostle Islands Ice Caves|
|Mississippi River with train at John A. Latsch (trains + hiking = perfection ;))|
|Winter is coming|
|Sun-struck river at Whitewater|
|Birches in the fall at Mille Lacs - this pic was retweeted by|
Minnesota State Parks. Joe was so proud!
And now for mine:
|Happy Thunderdog at Gooseberry Falls. Really, she is so photogenic that any picture of her is great.|
|The Gooseberry River, full of meltwater from the longest winter ever.|
|Hello tiny blue shirted person in Beaver Creek Valley!|
|A beautiful fall day at Mille Lacs.|
|What, I can pick this one, right?|