The Mall of America fiasco reminded us why we stick to the backroads and small towns whenever possible. We thank our lucky stars we can choose not to stay where we’re not comfortable — most people are stuck in a particular place for jobs or other reasons. While we can roam, we will 🙂
So roam on out of the greater Minneapolis area we did. We ambled up Route 169, heading north. Yep, this was more like it:
…and when a path near the pull-out leads us to a lake like this one, we’re happy to spend a few extra moments poking around.
And although this particular body of water is called Kremer Lake, we couldn’t help but see the irony in the name of the lake just across the street:
Yep, it’s nice to find a surprise like this one when you least expect it 🙂