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Cedar Lake Trail Detours and Sculpture Garden Stop

 

The kids asked for Big Pancake for breakfast. I usually eat mine with eggs and spinach and bacon. After seeing mine Theo wanted some poached eggs too.

Meadow turned another one of my old pants into a hoodie for tiger. She's never finished with her crafting.

I asked Meadow if she wanted to go hiking or biking today and she chose biking.
 
 
We got to check out the new trail bridge being built. So happy not to have to cross the road anymore.

Brooke works just outside of Minneapolis along the Cedar Lake Trail. It's getting rebuilt as a part of the Green Line light rail extension.

We were biking along the road when we saw all these phones mounted to a noise wall.

Not too far up the trail someone had added this swing.



I had to give it a go too.

Oh hey check out my new bike bag the fam gave to me for my birthday.



It was big enough for the kids and I.

Theo has decided he's too big for the bike seat, but not too big to still poop in diapers.

He loves hiding and then pooping in diapers. It's like you know when you have to go. Let's just use the freaking toilet.

We meandered through St. Louis Park after deciding not to cross MN 100.

We ended up on the North Cedar Lake Trail. I know. I'm not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to name to trails almost the same thing.

Along the trail we stumbled upon this fire pit hill by Cedar Lake. Somehow we never knew this existed.

This is one of my favorite places to bike in the cities. This was once a massive rail yard. Now just a few lines come through here including the upcoming light rail extension.

We just so happened to be near the Sculpture Garden.

It's no Franconia, but the kids love it.

We had just watched the 4 hour Justice League movie yesterday, so the kids had to dress like Batman and Wonder Woman today.

Just for the record we really enjoyed the Snyder Cut. Never saw the theatrical release.


We love you too, Theo.

Theo wanted to point to all of the sculptures on this display.

He even remembers the Spoon and Cherry from his Minnesota counting book.


Then we walked up the big zig-zag trail on our way out.


They didn't want to leave quite yet.

Meadow hitched a ride on the cargo so I took Theo on my bike. He was not thrilled and screamed for the next 20 minutes.

It was not fun.

Back home and pooped from the bike ride I wanted to pick something up. So we got Sotarol.

This sums up Theo's love for sushi.

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