A Walk in the Snow (Minnetonka, MN) 16-Nov-2022

On November 2nd the high here was 76℉ (24.4℃). By the 10th it was 64℉ (17.7℃). The next day it was 30℉ (24.4℃). And day after tomorrow, it will be 17℉ (-8.3℃). Winter is here. 🥶 And, oh, we got our first snow too – which lead to 1,300+ traffic accidents state-wide as folks forgot to switch their driving mode from “endless summer” to “freaking slippery.” 😲 Seeing what this weather was doing to the natives, we stayed home.

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From Purgatory to Eden… (Minnetonka, MN) 28-Oct-2022

Sunlight through the trees at Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Purgatory Creek combines tributaries from Lotus Lake (formerly Long Lake), Silver Lake, and a wetland complex. These sources join into one creek, which then squiggles its way south to empty into the Minnesota River. We first encountered Purgatory earlier this year when we walked from Purgatory Creek Park to Staring Lake and back.

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Our Little Local Hike (Eden Prairie, MN) 05-Oct-2022

Fall colors at Lone Lake, Minnetonka, Minnesota

When we lived in Oregon, we did a lot of hiking. But on those days when we wanted a walk, but didn’t want to drive anywhere, we had an out-the-front-door favorite. Basically various loops around our neighborhood (which seemed to add a new house each time we went for a walk). It took some map gazing, but we finally found a similar – maybe even better – no-drive option outside the door of our new home here. 😀

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