Last week was midterm for me and that meant studying, finishing projects and stress. Lots and lots of stress. In a daring act of self-preservation on a warm, sunny Tuesday afternoon we decided to take a little road trip. October is a magical time of year here in Minnesota and, with our overbooked schedules, we decided we couldn’t bear missing out on its splendor. So I put the books away, my husband took off work and we spent the day exploring one of the most quaint and charming corners of the state…well, er, technically we were in Wisconsin.
We took the highway down to Prescott and stopped at the Kitchen Table for a giant bloody Mary and a stack of pancakes the size of my head. With full bellies we headed down the scenic bi-way through Maiden Rock, Stockholm, Lake Pepin, Nelson and Alma. We take this trip several times a year and if you live in the area, or find yourself here for a visit, I highly recommend you do, too. You can get from St. Paul to Alma in an hour and a half but I suggest you take your time and meander:
Life gets busy, I understand. But sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind and feed your soul. Wishing you a beautiful fall.
When these cows saw me approach the fence to photograph them, literally all of them picked up their heads, stared at me and began to walk towards me in this freakishly slow, zombie-like saunter. It creeped me out but we eventually became friends.