Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend of Us

This is Five Minute Fridays so lets link up and write
So I write for Five minute, no edits, no re dos and at the end I will see if there are pictures from my week Instagram feed that match the words of this week.
Topic: Family

This past weekend Steve and I took a much needed us only trip. Its always hard for us to do because Mouse is so much fun to travel with. We love seeing new places with her.
But as a friend said the other day "I love you but one day you are going to leave the house and I still need to like your Daddy". I loved that.
It's so true!
It's important to date your spouse.
We talk about how important family is and it is!
But part of our family is the relationship I have with him. We learned the hard way what happens if you don't tend to just us.
So we take these weekends away and make the most of them.  
We hiked and talked. None of the conversations were life changers in themselves but as a whole they are. They change our focus from outward to inward, from me to us.
It is that new focus that we come home and are family grows stronger.
~ Cassi 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

George H Crosby Manitou State Park

Minnesota State Park, George H. Crosby Manitou State Park,
This past weekend Steve and I got a way for a little alone time. You may have noticed if you follow our Instagram feeds.  It was a two part weekend. One was just to have some downtime with us and two was to celebrate his 40th birthday. Since it was his get away we headed up to our favorite area of Minnesota, the North Shore. Every time we go up there we hit some of our old favorites and then try and find some place new to visit.
Minnesota State Park, George H. Crosby Manitou State Park,
George Manitou State Park was that some place new this time and it quickly became a new favorite. This park is not the typical north shore park. It is off the main lake and more inland from where we normally hike. There is also no drive in campsites, another reason we haven't been there before. But I saw another Instagrammer post a picture of the Benson Lake walkway and knew we had to check it out.  I love wooden walk ways. This one is a 45 minute hike mostly done on these walkways pictured above. It was an easy hike, a break from steep rocks and stairs of the other parks. It was also quiet! We only passed two other couples in that 45 minutes.
Minnesota State Park, George H. Crosby Manitou State Park,
The peace seeped into our bones. I loved it. The lake was calm and reflective, matching our mood as we traversed the path. It made me want to go back to tent camping so we could enjoy this place longer. Can't wait to head back there next year.
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