So, a lot of photos. We went camping on Sunday at Big Woods State Park in Nerstrand MN. This was the inaugural trip for Curt's 1978 Volkswagen bus with the Westfalia camper package. It rocks. We knew that the night was going to bring rain, so we came adequately prepared with cards. Big Woods is a relatively small park, though it's just gorgeous to hike around. Being a Sunday night, we had the whole place to ourselves. There were only three other campsites filled, which made for a really quiet night. The camp office is closed, so we had no way to buy firewood. Seems odd to me that they would use the honor system to pay for a $22 campsite, but not $3 worth of firewood. Curtis and I walked around to all of the vacant sites and were able to scrounge up enough wood for a respectable fire. I think we'll be spending a lot of Sunday nights like this.
So this was the set up.
The little white box, the smaller relative of G-Ted's little blue box, and the bus share a spacious site. Here are the digs such as they were.
Dinner and beverage, (shush, no alcohol in state parks in MN!) Kielbasa from the superb Nerstrand Meat Market, one onion, two potaotes, and a yam.
It really was a perfect evening.
Hidden Falls in the park.
Tuesday night we had a great ride after work. Though dry, the trails are in great shape. Before.
Almost to the Nature Center. We're now able to be on dirt 3 blocks from the shop.
Straight River bridge.
Teepeetonka Park single track.
Some gravel for good measure.
135mm WHUB and Pofahl fork. More on this later, but it's awesome.
Freedom meets razor wire.
Playing on rocks.
The lupines are in fill bloom. The sights and smell are just heavenly. They are just everywhere.
A great night and a killer ride.
Today I got to play with the truck. I needed to get two 8' sections of laminated 1/2" plywood to the shop for some bathroom work. Since they are both longer than either of our cars can fit, it was a perfect excuse to ride the Dummy and trailer to work. Seen in front of Goodbye Blue Monday, it still fits legally in the parking spot. It got rave revues for the stellar parking job.
Securing the load with Eric. He gets credit for these next shots.
Off to work!
The ride took about 20min longer than my usual 50min or so. I think that's rather good considering the 35psi 2.4" tires, and a 35lb trailer with 50lbs of ply! Happy Wednesday.