Last weekend, Bailie, Mom, and I headed up north to Eveleth for a Sniffin’ camp, but on the way up we made some fun stops. Once you leave the Twin Cities it is pretty much just wooded areas northward. We were pretty excited to get up north, but the roughly three hour drive can get to be a bit long.
Our car was packed to the gills. Ever since Mom stopped working for the airline, she drives on trips and takes everything we own along! I have to say we are so happy to have our 4Knines (affiliate link) SUV Cargo Liner and a Backseat Cover. Being a dog event, we had to bring kennels and all kinds of stuff that could easily damage our leather seats, but not with these rough and tumble seat covers!
About two hours into the drive we stopped at Moose Lake State Park to take a nice hike. We had to pay a $5 user fee for the day, but that was fine. Once we got to our camp in Eveleth, we would be sharing a cabin with a friend and her two dogs. To help break the ice a bit, we met up at Moose Lake State Park and walked together for an hour.
I decided to take a photo of just me with the pretty fall color background. To our surprise, after the walk, Mom found eight deer ticks crawling on Bailie’s furs, and two on mine. It was a good reminder ticks still exist in the fall.
The highlight of the drive up north was the world’s largest free standing hockey stick. Now for a bit of a lesson. Yes, the largest hockey stick in the world is in Canada, but it is carved and attached to a building. The hockey stick in Eveleth is an actual stick and is free standing which makes it the largest free standing hockey stick in the world. The hockey stick is 110 ft long, weighs over 3 tons, and the hockey puck weighs 700 lbs. Mom could barely get the whole thing in the frame of her camera!
With the hockey stick in downtown Eveleth behind us, we drove the few miles to Camp Warren, where we would be spending the weekend. It’s looking pretty rustic and I know Mom isn’t a fan of “roughing it”, oh boy! Stay tuned next Thursday for a recap of our weekend camp!