Monday, June 27, 2011

A Day in The Park

This weekend, we took our Girl Scout troop to Itasca State Park to do some hiking.  I didn't expect to have as much fun as we did.  The girls' excitement sparked a love for the park. 

We saw lady slippers - oh lady slippers.  I told them The Legend of the Lady Slippers.  The girls were amazed at the story of the young heroine.

The Large White Pine captivated their imagination.  I didn't remember the Wigwam Ruins.  I didn't remember the Forestry Tower - I don't remember climbing it as a kid. 

I bet these girls will remember the green of the Minnesota Forest - the cramps they got when they walked too far and didn't drink enough water - the big foot print they saw with their friends.   They'll probably remember me singing to some of them when they were scared to walk down the stairs of the tower.

We decided to come come back the next year and rent some bikes - and of course, drink more water.

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