Tag: nature

Fort Snelling State Park – Twin Cities – Minnesota

There are so many beautiful winter trails in the heart of the Twin Cities! We visited Fort Snelling State Park the day after Thanksgiving (we needed the exercise after eating so much food). 🙂 Minnesota state parks waive the entrance fees on Black Friday to encourage people to get outside and explore. Fort Snelling State ...

Belly of the Dragon – Kanab, Utah

Would you dare the depths of the Belly of the Dragon? This "cave" is actually a manmade tunnel to redirect drainage from the upper canyons under HWY 89 to the North Fork River just outside of Kanab, Utah. The water created this ripple effect that looks like you're going into the depths of a beast. ...

Let Go

We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights. - Alan Cohen Let go of the negative and make room for the positive. ...

Lone Rock Beach – Lake Powell – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

What an incredible find! While staying in Kanab, Utah and volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society, we wanted to take a short trip to Lake Powell. I did some research but wasn't finding an ideal location especially since we were traveling with our dog and wanted to make it a quick trip. I visited the Kane ...

Simplify Continued…

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann This week I'm continuing to focus on keeping it simple. When our mind is cluttered, it's almost impossible to be creative or to know what we truly want. When we don't know what we want, we get ...

Keep It Simple – Westwood Hills Nature Center – Minnesota

Keep it simple. The best things in life are right in front of you. I hear people say all the time that they wish they could do this or that based on what they see on social media. Today's "Mondays are for daydreaming" post is a reminder to put your phone down and see the inspiration ...

Force of Nature

Be like the river. Create your own path. People will doubt you but they don't know what you've been through or your strength. Many have doubted the water but she always finds her way. xo ©Tracy Blowers

Baker Campground – Twin Cities – Minnesota

It's a rainy day so I'm dreaming of camping, looking at photos from past trips and planning new ones. I love going through old pictures and reminiscing. One of the best things about living in the Twin Cities is the convenience of not having to travel too far to "get-away". We really enjoyed camping at Baker ...

Mississippi – National River and Recreation Area – Twin Cities

Did you know that we have a National Park running right through the Twin Cities in Minnesota? The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area offers 72 miles of boating, running/walking/hiking/biking trails, fishing, birdwatching, nature and city photography and much more. We are fortunate to live in an urban area with so much nature to enjoy. "Unlike most ...

Cottonwood Canyon Road – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped. It still feels wild and untouched. On our recent road trip to Utah, we took Cottonwood Canyon Road from Big Water to Cannonville and then up to Bryce Canyon National Park. Cottonwood Canyon Road is 46 miles of unpaved ...