Seven Mile Creek park is about halfway between Saint Peter and Mankato on US highway 169. The "crick" is a beautiful little stream that comes down out of the Minnesota River's high bluffs. The park has hiking trails to explore and grills for cooking, all of which were being used on this warm spring evening. The portion of the park across the road provides access to the Minnesota River. Like south east Minnesota, the rivers here are extremely low. Without some rain, we may be looking at a drought year.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Our annual trout opener fishing weekend is in the book, or the blog anyway. It was cold and windy, and we were missing a few people. My father-in-law has been taking this trip with his buddies for 30 years but for various health reasons, it was just him and I this year. These guys have been taking 3 or 4 annual fishing trips every year for three decades, their absence was felt. The June trip to Lake of the Woods should be better attended and less physically demanding than climbing up and down these hills in search or trout.
Friday, April 16, 2021
We left the house! It's been a long time since we wandered around the north shore. When Jr. North's spring break popped up on our calendars, we booked an Airbnb in Duluth and got out of Saint Paul for a bit. We were only gone for a few days but it was a good few days, and we had the place to ourselves.