Minnesota Dogs of Instagram Meet Up

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Happy Friday Everyone! I’m so excited today is finally here so I can share this past weekend mini adventure my humans and I took to Itasca State Park. I’m happy to report that I’m successfully keeping my State Park New Year’s Resolution! If you don’t know, I set a resolution to visit a different state park each month and Itasca is my February State Park. Itasca State Park was about a 4.5 hour drive for us heading north. Below is a map showing you where the park is located.

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Did you know that the Mississippi River starts in Minnesota? Better yet, did you know the beginning of the River starts in Itasca State Park? Being at the beginning of the river that would travel about 2500 miles, passing a total of 10 states before flowing into the Gulf of Mexico was mind blowing. Then, part of my was thinking if I used the “tree facility” next to the river would that travel all the way………sorry, too much information.

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In the picture above is you can see the line of rocks separating the frozen Lake Itasca and the flowing Mississippi River. If you look in the distance you can see ice fishers on the lake.

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Here is a better shot of the separation of the lake and river.

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Of course need the a picture with the landmark.

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Yep, that’s me, making a break for it and running across the river, not once but twice. Darn humans need to do a better job at keeping an eye on me! 🙂

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A couple of weeks ago, there was a group started on Facebook called “Minnesota Dogs of Instagram.” This was a wonderful place were pup’s with their own Instagram account could gather and meet pups from Minnesota who were on Instagram. I was excited when I heard they were meeting up at this park.

Itasca State Park was the perfect park to meet up at. Not only does the Mississippi River start here, it also is Minnesota’s oldest State Park. And in my mind one of the prettiest parks I’ve been too.

While we were all together we decided to get a group shot with all the pups. That’s right, all 11 of us and I would like to add only half of us were over the age of two. At first the humans thought this was a disaster waiting to happen. But, little did they know we were going to give them what they wanted, a group shot. Not only did we sit there for a picture, we sat there long enough for our humans to take what seemed to be 50 pictures.

Without further ado,I would now like to now introduce you to my new Minnesota Instagram pals. From the left: Zedd, Harmony, Halsey, Markarth, Me, Riften, Azura, Loki, Juneau, Elvis, and Archer. I linked their Instagram accounts to their names. Feel free to check them out!

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I’m so excited for our next meet up. I would also like to quickly thank Sojos, Chuck & Don’s, Great Dog Co., NutriSource, Espana SILK, and Northland Feed & Seed for their wonderful donations to this meet up!

I want to know: Do you have fun meet ups you participate in? Have you met other Instagram pets from your area?

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Comments

  1. Hailey's Lady
    March 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

    Looks like the perfect place to make new friends!

  2. Emma
    March 4, 2016 / 6:24 am

    What a great time. We will have to check this group out on Facebook.

  3. Kate Obrien
    March 4, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Very interesting post Spence – so cool to see the start of the Mississippi. And great fun on the meet-up!

  4. March 4, 2016 / 8:38 am

    I might have gasped thinking about how cold the water was, but I know you don’t mind the cold, especially if you went in twice. This sounds like an awesome weekend and I’ll be checking out the other Instagram accounts.

  5. March 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Wow, that’s so cool…. a great park and a fabulous group shot! We’ve done dog hiking meetups here in Atlanta but the Instagram angle is really cool.

  6. March 4, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    What an amazing park, the photos are amazing, thanks for sharing

  7. Tenacious Little Terrier
    March 4, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    What a fun place for a meetup! We’ve done blogger meetups but not Instagram ones yet.

  8. March 4, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    OMD! How fun is that?!? You could send Bentley and Pierre Mississippi pee mail!

  9. March 5, 2016 / 9:14 am

    We used to participate in meet ups at a dog park in Northern Virginia. We found the group on MeetUp 😉 There aren’t any in our rural neck of the woods we found ourselves in these days, however.

    Your excursion looks like it was a ton of fun! I had no idea the Mississippi river had its origins in Minnesota – thanks for the little lesson! I just saw the mighty river in Memphis, TN last weekend.

  10. Talent Hounds
    March 5, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    That looks so fun- love the fact that you were able to meet up with Instagram Dog pals in such a beautiful place. Your lakes are amazing

  11. Sierra M. Koester
    March 5, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    It looks like you all had a lot of fun. And how cool that you got to see the beginning of the Mississippi River 🙂

  12. Pip
    March 6, 2016 / 7:12 am

    How fun! I had no idea that the Mississippi River started in MN! Cool pictures. I have a few blogging friends over the years and it is always so much fun.

  13. Pip
    March 6, 2016 / 7:12 am

    How fun! I had no idea that the Mississippi River started in MN! Cool pictures. I have a few blogging friends over the years and it is always so much fun.

  14. March 6, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Great photos – everyone looked like they were having a wonderful time. That water must have been a bit chilly, Spencer!

  15. Sarcastic Dog
    March 6, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Love the pictures and the brief history of the Mississippi. Now I want to have field trips with other Colorado Instagram dogs all the time 🙂

  16. Nichole
    March 6, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Sure looks like a wonderful time -and look at all those amazing pics your Mama got!

  17. Jodi M. Clock
    March 6, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Looks like a great time was had by all

  18. March 6, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    How cool to meet up with other dogs from Minnesota and Instagram!

  19. christycaplan
    March 6, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I just followed them all on Instagram! I love that you’re visiting different state parks – such an adventure!

  20. March 6, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Just had to share on FB. Spencer if you would like send a message in a bottle; I’m at the Gulf of Mexico we’ll see if it makes it all the way. BOL 😉 Looks like you made a bunch of new friends. I’ll have to check them out and follow on Instagram too. Thanks for sharing – looking forward to your new adventure.

  21. Ourfamilyworld
    March 6, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    What a cool way to meet other dogs and dog owners

  22. Katie Allan
    March 7, 2016 / 8:58 am

    This looks like fun! Someone needs to start one for Georgia 🙂

  23. Katie Allan
    March 7, 2016 / 8:58 am

    This looks like fun! Someone needs to start one for Georgia 🙂

  24. March 7, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I think that it is a great idea to visit all of the state parks! It is so cool that you got to dip your feet in the beginning of the Mississippi River. 🙂 If you shed any hair in there, it might just end up on the other side of the country! It is cool that you were able to meet up with all of those other pups from instagram too. How fun!
    -Purrs from your friends at http://www.PlayfulKitty.net

  25. March 7, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I think that it is a great idea to visit all of the state parks! It is so cool that you got to dip your feet in the beginning of the Mississippi River. 🙂 If you shed any hair in there, it might just end up on the other side of the country! It is cool that you were able to meet up with all of those other pups from instagram too. How fun!
    -Purrs from your friends at http://www.PlayfulKitty.net

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