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Grand Marais and Minnesota’s North Shore

To celebrate our two year dating anniversary, my boyfriend Glenn planned a surprise weekend away to Minnesota’s north shore. I’m usually the planner in the relationship but this time I let him take the reins. Most of the activities were a surprise but he’s one of those people who gets too excited about fun things […]

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Afton State Park | Day Trip From the Twin Cities

Last weekend, we visited our 20th Minnesota State Park! I think that’s pretty impressive given that we’ve only lived here ¬†for a year and a half and that Minnesota is covered in three feet of snow most of the time.   Our most recent day trip was to Afton State Park, one of the most […]

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Camping FAIL at Flandrau State Park

Flandrau State Park is located in New Ulm, Minnesota. It’s a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Minneapolis and the park itself is located right within New Ulm city limits. For a rather small park, it has an impressive 81 campsites. I imagine it’s a popular place for the citizens of New Ulm to […]

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Monson Lake State Park & Sibley State Park | Minnesota

I’m back again with more Minnesota State Park recaps. It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my travels but that has mostly been because when I’m not tethered to my kitchen table/work-from-home desk, I’ve been on the road seeing new parts of Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A few weeks ago…or is it months […]

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Fort Snelling State Park | Hiking IN the Twin Cities

In this edition of ” Casey Visits ALL the Minnesota State Parks” we stay very near to home.¬†Fort Snelling State Park is as close to being located within a major metropolitan as a state park can get. It’s about a 15-minute drive from both downtown Minneapolis and St Paul right where the Mississippi and Minnesota […]

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