Monday, October 27, 2014

It had been almost a year since we last spent days visiting our youngest daughter and family.
They live in the Midwest, and we discovered that the Fall of the year,  is the best time
to visit them.  The last time we left their home, it was a minus 21degrees wind chill factor. 
This time, the weather was exceptional!  We found that Minnesota has miles and miles
of gorgeous walking trails, and we explored many of them.  In cases as the picture above,
the walking paths were built and then corporate parks and housing were built around them.

In this park, pots of vibrant colored flowers continued to bloom, despite the fact that
it was October.

Fallen, colorful leaves though, served as reminders, that winter was just around the

Of course, spending time with this little guy, was the best!  I know many of you have
grandchildren living far away, and you can identify with the joy that comes when you
do  finally get to spend valuable hours with them.  Here, hiking was made easier with this
sturdy shoulder carrier.

No matter how long the walk, or how steep the trail, our happy little companion, just
enjoyed the ride:)

We took coffee breaks at some quaint, old coffee shops.

My daughter took me to see a small shop that sold the cutest cupcakes.  I liked the wire
whisk lighting and thought you might too.

We sat at their kitchen table and were served a delicious meal of tacos.  At the end of a
big day, what could taste better! 

It was so good just being together again.

We took many feeding breaks for a hungry, growing, little guy, and a few for the bigger guy

We visited the town of Stillwater, and sat soaking in the sun, by the Hudson River. 

This bridge separates Minnesota from Wisconsin.  We walked the bridge, crossing from
one state to another.

The sunsets were indescribable!  This is the lake we walked around one evening
after dinner.  We were gifted with one of the most exquisitely breathtaking
sunsets ever, as we walked together.
As family, we are connected by love that distance can't separate, even
thousands of miles.  We treasure our memories today.
Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to catching up with
each one of you in the coming week.


Debbie said...

Oh yes I of course can totally relate to getting to spend quality time with family that lives far away. Sooo glad you were able to do this! And oh my what a GORGEOUS place they live, and such a cute little grandchild too! Enjoy your week!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, our daughter and her family lived 14 hours away until this past May and now they are only 3 1/2 hours away and it is MARVELOUS! Looks like you all had a great time and made some precious memories to hold in your hearts until the next time.

Anneliese said...

I can tell how special this visit was and that you are connected by a love that distance can't separate. You know I can relate. Your daughter is so pretty. I am glad you had time to snuggle with your little grandson in person.

Liz said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. I bet it has to be tough to live that far away from your kids and grandkids. Minnesota is a beautiful state and your pictures sure do prove that!


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