A Family Tradition: The Winter Trip Up North

Way up North in Minnesota, at the end of December? Yes, one may say this is a definition of insanity. Our family calls it tradition, and it never fails to be a great time. In this particular year, oddly there was no snow so we did not do our typical cross country skiing. Family friends (my amazing godmother, Mary, included) joined us for game nights, great meals, hiking, visiting the headwaters, and generally enjoying the beauty found if you can bear the harsh cold! (I’d say we managed!)

Note: Elizabeth was also present to represent our family (Alyssa and Ryan weren’t able to come unfortunately), but she wasn’t in the mood for photos over the trip. It is always so nice spending time around Liz, though- one of the highlights of this trip!