‘Up North’ | Jay Cooke State Park Part 1

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The Fall bug has hit me. I do love Summer and I do terribly despise (most) of Winter in Minnesota, but there is this great time in between. A time when everything seems new and different, but not yet frigid and white. Though Fall no longer means Back to School for me, I can't help but feel like Fall is a new beginning. Everything changes. The leaves, the sunlight, the smell in the air. Last week we headed up north to Jay Cooke State Park to enjoy this new season. I think this will become a tradition of our little family (which we started last year); to visit northern Minnesota and remember why we love this state even when it's not Summer.

After a few hours in the car, we were ready to walk. So we hiked up the river a bit taking in the Fall colors and smells. I promise I didn't make my husband wear both the baby and our backpack the whole time. But to my defense, he did say that it sort of balanced the weight. Ephram was wide-eyed and happy for the entire hike. And he also seemed to want to stand on the bridge and jump. Hmm... I hope this isn't a taste of what's to come in the teenager years. Stay tuned for part 2 and 3! Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1Jay Cooke Hike Part 1