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Another Last Minute Camping Adventure: Flandrau and Killen Woods State Parks with a Stop at the Schell's Brewery

I had to get back down to Mankato for a quick shoot. Instead of driving back and forth we decided that we ought to go camping nearby. We settled on Flandrau State Park in New Ulm.     The fireflies were amazing at night. It was pretty cool.   We of course only stayed one night before moving on to a second camp site, because that's what we do.     As an early birthday gift for Meadow we got her her own backpacking pack. Now she's old enough to start carrying her own things.   Apparently our backpacks are similar in size. No wonder we have trouble fitting everything in. I guess it's time for us to upgrade. Mostly your backpacking pack, but I suppose we could upgrade both. We had hoped to swim at Flandrau but their natural pool was closed for the year for maintenance. Luckily we had a Hiking Club Trail to do.   The Cottonwood River was seriously low with the lack of rain this summer.      Black raspberries were ripe along the trails.    This little guy likes to make us carr