Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Minnesota: The Headwaters of the Mississippi

I grew up less than an hour away from Lake Itasca, where the Mississippi River originates.  It's a fun place to visit, so we brought the boys.

Caleb crossed the Mississippi with Nate's help:

And he went across the log bridge all by himself:

Russell got to go wading:

Caleb went wading, too:

More bridge crossing:

That bridge makes for a nice little photo op.  We have a matching picture of Nate and me with Caleb when he was 8 months old:

The beautiful Mississippi, where it's small and quiet, before it gets big and mighty:

My sweet boys taking a leisurely stroll, hand in hand.  I love them:

"Here, 1479 ft above the ocean, the Mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.":

1 comment:

Heather said...

The handholding picture of Caleb and Russ is priceless! Your trip looks like it was lots of fun. We're hoping to go back to Duluth for our 10 year anniversary, but maybe we'll have to spend a day or two in your neck of the woods- it looks lovely!