Sunday, June 20, 2010

And....The Winds Blew

Lots of activity the last few days here in Minnesota. Nearly 40 tornadoes touched down this past Thursday afternoon and evening destroying ove 100 homes and damaging hundreds of others.
Since I work for the American Red Cross, weekend camping plans were put on hold while we served the needs of thousands of victems and volunteers.
Here is a link to what happened:
American Red Cross
We will be working one-on-one with the clients now to help speed their recovery so they can get back to semi-normal real soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


It finally happened....Our Coyote Ridge trail camera caught a coyote!
We hear them all the time and occasionally spot then on our wooded property, but they just haven't wandered in front of the trail camera....until this past Wednesday evening shortly after 6PM.
The camera took three pictures of it, with these two turning out pretty good. I had to enlarge them, so some of the quality was lost....but they are still acceptable.
Click on the image for a better view.

Success at last!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Heading Out

We are heading out today to the Redwood Falls, MN area for some camping. This sounds like a pretty nice place.
At 219 acres in size, Alexander Ramsey Park is the largest municipal park in the State of Minnesota. Termed as the "Little Yellowstone of Minnesota", the park is enhanced by 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps shelters and bridges and picturesque Ramsey Falls. The park serves as a focal point for community events, festivals and summer activities and features campground facilities, shelter houses, four miles of paved hiking trails, a DNR trout stream, scenic overlooks, and a zoo.