Sunday, September 1, 2013

Weekend with the Haines

We thought it would be fun to take a summer weekend and go biking and river floating. The Carver County Park, which is only a few minutes from our house, is the perfect place to bike, hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, and do all sorts of outdoor things. The trails are in pristine condition and the scenery is breathtaking. In the winter time, whenever I feel like I can't take another minute of Minnesota's frozen tundra, I reminisce about the beauty of this park.

Don't ask how many attempts it took us to get the phone camera set up on auto and positioned correctly. I lost count of how many times we took this picture.

After biking, we came back to our house to eat dinner. It was the first time we got to use our new deck and patio furniture with friends!
The next morning we went to The Original Pancake House. Jacob and I had never been there. Jacob ordered some sort of specialty German-type pancake.
I kept it simple. Bacon pancakes. You can't really go wrong if there's bacon involved.
Jacob, Cameron, and Kara 
After breakfast, we drove to a nearby river to go tubing. It was freezing cold that day. The cold meant that there were less people and therefore, less of a wait time, but it also meant sitting in ice cold river water when getting into our tubes. Fortunately, there was a much needed campfire that we utilized to warm up at afterwards.
After tubing and warming up, went to a random and somewhat ghetto nearby game place that we found off the highway. When Kara and I saw these giant camp chairs, we of course, had to try them out.
At the game center, there were batting cages that we all tried our hand at. And I have to say, it was harder than it looked.

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