As I started day two of my Great River Road trip I woke to a mist and the sun peaking over the horizon. I put on my coffee and started the repacking of the car.
As I mentioned recently before vacation, I was busy for about three weeks knitting. There I was the vision of old lady with my knitting needles slowly turning a ball of yarn into a wearable.
I was inspired by the price of wool socks I buy for hiking. These high quality merino wool socks can be found in nearly every outdoor store for the same expensive price.
So I knitted. I would need socks for my vacation travel it could be cool in the North part of Netherlands at the end of August.
As I write this I wonder how I could have thought I would be wearing these hand made garments as it is 32C!
Not letting Mother Nature deter me with her summer like temperatures I continued with my plan. Wear my wool!
We traveled to the most Northern part of the Netherlands. Walked across a blistering hot sandy beach to the sea.
Without hesitation I placed my wool items on and pretended that the weather was 10C and not 32C.
That lasted only long enough to get some nice photos. Maybe Minnesota will be cooler. For the love of wool.
It was Wednesday and the weather was beautiful. After being self isolated to the house for three weeks knitting a pair of hiking socks I breathed in the fresh air as I stepped outside the door and headed to the bus. It had been several months since I last hiked a section of the Floris V Pad…
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Before the weather turned back to winter conditions this week I took a short hike at one of my favorite places, The National Wildlife Refuge along the Minnesota River Valley.
The temperature hit 70F (Obviously that is not today as a howling blizzard is going on outside the hotel window), I decided that I would start the day with a hike at William O’Brien State Park located along the St Croix River. Then follow the St Croix River to Hastings, Minnesota where the river finally enters the Mississippi River. I would find a couple of new treasures along the way.
On Saturday (30 March) I was on a time schedule, I had to meet a friend in Hinckley mid afternoon. I had Wild River State Park on my “to do” list last year, that didn’t happen and so I was pretty determined to hike it this Spring.