We recently returned from a great little get-a-way up in Bemidji. Chris had a golf tournament there, so we decided to make it a family trip.
A highlight of this trip for me was visiting Itasca State Park and specifically the Mississippi headwaters. It’s beautiful and so peaceful in the park- and really hard to imagine that the mighty Mississippi starts with this little rolling stream that you can walk right across.
On our last night at the resort, we rented a pontoon and took beautiful cruise around lake Bemidji. The kids took turns driving the boat, and we got up close to a group of loons at one point which was especially fun for Chris, as they have always been his favorite bird.
On our way home, we made a little detour to stop in Nisswa for a visit to the Chocolate Ox and lunch at Raffertys.