I got a little delayed in completing my reporting on the family vacation to the cabin. Back to Itasca State Park–besides hanging out in the headwaters of the Mississippi we hiked a few short trails to visit some big trees and climb a fire tower.

A big part of going to the cabin is just being able to spend time hanging out at the dock. Ellie was able to jump off the dock into the water for the first time and repeated this feat over and over and over. It was refreshing just to float on the tubes and get a little wet on a few of the warm days. Ellie also caught a few fish that were thrown back.

Our final day at the cabin also was the day of the “Taste of Dorset”, an annual feeding fest in the next town over. I’ve been to the Taste many times in the past 12 years that we’ve been going to the cabin. There is lots of good food at reasonable prices, free music, kid games and lots of people.

Hopefully you can read the journaling on this and find out just how Ellie won the minnow race.