Minnehaha Creek winds and flows through a lot of Minnetonka in the area where our Gramma lives. The weather was gorgeous on Saturday, so we decided to try going off road and follow the creek if it was possible. Right now the water is really low, making it a good time to give it a try.
In July of 2019, Mom went kayaking on the creek, starting right about at the point behind us which is just past a small section of rapids. They kayaked for several hours through Minnetonka, St Louis Park, and ending in Edina. Mom would love to take one of us along on a kayak ride, but she has only kayaked once before and that was on a lake with Bailie. For the tour she took, she needed more experience before trying it with any of us.
This is a photo of the group from their trip down the Minnehaha Creek. Mom in on the far left with her sunglasses on. Despite falling into the creek twice along the trip, she never did lose the glasses! It was quite the ride as the creek was really high at the time. One person even broke a paddle which caused some trouble for the group. She would like to do it again, maybe next summer?
Being off road, we did follow the creek for a while. There were a lot of downed trees and brush in the way, but it was still fun to climb around and follow the water. Madison likes to be up higher, so she got onto this old tree that had fallen probably a long time ago.
Both of us kept trying to get Mom to let us swim, but we had no luck with that. She thought it was not a good idea since we were going to visit Gramma after our little walk. We felt it was warm enough for a dip and a drink but even with a two to one vote, we couldn’t win. At one point we tried to pull her off balance so we could get into the water, but she fought off that attempt as well.
It was just a forty minute or so walk, but it was fun, and we were ready to hit Gramma’s house to get some good snacks. We love to walk, pretty much anywhere, anytime, and a new spot to explore is even better!
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