Small Things #32 – Summer of 2021 (in pics)

The Summer of 2021 brought hope, normalcy and fun after a grim summer last year. The kids went for camping and on a vacation up North in Minnesota – a getaway, they cherished because it felt divine after the gloomy, uncertain and restricted time they had spent during the Summer of 2020. Here are some Summer fun pictures, which makes the idea of ‘normal’ so real.

I Can Camp – Minnesota’s I can Camp program is great for the first-time campers. All the equipments and support is provided to put up a tent, make food, go hiking and other camping activities. We went there with our friends and had a thrilling time. Here are some pictures of the camping trip.

Duluth – Here are some vacation pictures from along the shores of the mighty Lake Superior – the largest fresh water lake in the world. We also went up to the Lutsen Mountains with family friends and tried the Gondola – an amazing experience to say the least.

Jumping Time – The Summer of 2021 also brought fun birthday parties, jump time and Soccer.

Here is a prayer and hope that soon we will get to see more pictures of kids laughing and having fun everywhere in the world!

Great Hiking Trails in the Twin Cities

It is strange how the ‘new normal’ is making us do things which we would not normally do! Last weekend, the Twin Cities enjoyed clear skies and unusually high temperatures in November, so we went hiking.

Had it been a normal November, we would be organizing ‘potluck’ or going out shopping. That’s what we always did. But, this time, we searched up ‘Hiking Trails Near Twin Cities’ and found some little known hiking spots. These lovely woods in the heart of Twin Cities looked inviting and refreshing, far from the madding crowd.

So, off we went to the woods, to hear the sound of chirpy birds, to enjoy the majesty of long artistic trees, and to hear the whistles of the wind.

The aroma of the unexplored woods felt inviting, and the unexplored bends at the end of trails teased us about the possibility of what might lie ahead – a mighty lake or a little squirrel!

Hope you like the pictures of some trails in the heart of the Twin Cities – Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Caponi Art Park and Ritter Farm Park. Enjoy the woods!