Have you ever wondered where the Great Mississippi River begins? Well, this past weekend I had the opportunity to meet up with several other Minnesota Instagram dogs at Itasca State Park where the Mississippi River starts. Here is a sneak peak what is to come on Friday’s post where I will share more great scenic pictures and the pups I met. View Post
My humans and I hit the road for a “historic” hike at Fort Ridgely. We have camped at the state park connected to this historic site but I have never visited. So we jumped into our car and headed out for some fresh air and bonding time.
Here is some history about Fort Ridgely:
“Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits.”
As we walked along the path my humans read the signs to me and explained what the rocks in the ground were.
My humans explained to me that the rock structures, we were seeing in the ground, were the foundation to the buildings at the fort. These structures were amazing to see and imaging what they were like when the buildings were on them.
Now time to pose in front of the monument.
I had so much fun visiting For Ridgely. Can’t wait to see where my adventures bring me next.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you on Monday!
Today I’m joining the FitDog Friday Blog Hop hosted by SlimDoggy, My GBGV Life, and To Dog With Love
Today I’m sharing with you one of my latest adventures, Geocaching. I bet most of you have never hear of Geocaching before. If you are one of those people please watch this informational video to get you all caught up.
Alright, we are all on the same page now. I would also like to add a quick disclaimer: if you plan on geocaching the Minneopa State Park in Southern Minnesota, please do not continue to read.
***Spoiler Alert Ahead***
Now I can start my adventure.
My humans and I arrived at Minneopa State Park with their cell phones in hand. My dad entered the first set of coordinates that we got from geocaching.com. And we where off.
Our cell phones lead us behind a building. There they were staring us in the face, our next set of coordinates. After inputting them, we headed off following the little compass on our phones.
As we were following the compass we couldn’t help ourselves but to notice the beautiful scenery around us.
Then we came to a bench. We searched and searched and then underneath we found our second set of coordinates.
Once again, we inputted them and hit the trail.
This time the coordinates lead us over a creak and up a steep set of step.
Finally we get to the top of this hill. We took a moment to catch our breath as well as enjoy the gorgeous waterfall. This state park has two amazing waterfalls that draws people from near and far. Especially during winter when they freeze over.
After a few minutes appreciating our surroundings, we were off again.
Then I noticed a big log laying, in what seemed like the middle of nowhere.
So I started sniffing around and there was a hole in the back of the log. With the help from my mom we cleared the pile of sticks covering the hole and noticed a metal box.
We pulled the metal box and we all started celebrating.
WE FOUND IT!
We immediately open it and pull out the log box and sign it with our geocaching name.
Then we pulled out the treading cards to see which flower represents Minneopa State Park. Each of the stated parks in Minnesota have a different trading card for people to collect. This theme is “Call of the Wildflowers.”
We took one as a souvenir, got our usual photo as proof, close the metal ammo can up and place it back where we found it. We then recorded “found” on our geocaching account, bringing out total finds up to 472. Another successful fun and another great adventure.
We love geocaching! It is a great way to bring some excitement to your hike as well as getting people and animals moving. Geocaching is great for adults and kids alike, I mean, who doesn’t like to go treasure hunting.