Traveling north from the Twin Cities, our first stop was at Wild River State Park. At this park we enjoyed taking in scenic views of the Saint Croix River and doing activities in the visitor center. I have even managed to scrapbook my photos from this park visit already!
When we left the Twin Cities, we thought that we had left our library adventures behind; however, we discovered a delightful little library in the Wild River Park visitor center. I love the rough-hewn book shelves with the bark still on them. There was also a hot beverage station for the park's library patrons. I imagine that this cozy book nook is a godsend for campers who experience cold or rainy weather at the park and want to warm up for awhile. However, it was sunny and hot on the day that we visited, so we did not stop to read or have a hot drink. We only stopped long enough to admire the charm of the library.
The weather did turn cold for us later in the trip, when we visited Banning State Park. You can see that instead of shorts and tee shirts we're in long pants and sweaters. I have already scrapbooked this photo as well. I blogged about that scrapbook page in a previous post.
We got rained on lightly during our last park visit, which was at St. Croix State Park. Luckily, this park has a scenic driving path, so we were able to enjoy the park from the car. As you can see from the photo above, St. Croix State Park is a beautiful place for a country drive. I haven't scrapbooked this photo yet, but I hope to get to it soon. I'll be sure to share the finished page with you when it's ready. Until then, take care!