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Hike Trip with the Kids to Nerstrand State Park

Meadow and I had so much fun hiking and geocaching last weekend, we decided to do it again.

I was busy photographing for a project in Lake City.

Our state park pass expires at the end of the month so we decided on Nerstrand State Park. A short drive from Minneapolis I'd always wanted to go. 

I love that they had this natural playground.

First we wanted to see the waterfall.


Little hiker.


The waterfall was a lot smaller than I expected but it was open for free play.

I let the kids play for awhile.

Then we found another area to play.


Mr Independent had to hike back himself.

That's my stubborn little guy.

We took a lunch break before geocaching. 

Meadow didn't believe me she had smoothie on her face.

Theo either.



We finished our day by hiking almost the whole park to find the cache. Too bad Scott couldn't have joined us. 

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