I'm sure you are thinking it is 2018 why start a blog now... wasn't that the cool thing to do in 2009??? The answer is I'm not sure yet.
I do know that I wanted a place to share more than pictures and a few brief words about my recent adventures.
See, last fall I started out on a quest to visit all of the Minnesota State Parks - at the time it wasn't something I was overly passionate about, it was just a way to keep me busy during a layoff - you know, a way to give some sort of purpose durning one of those possibly life changing moments that could easily lead you into some kind of depression if you aren't careful.
Around the same time I had rescued a new dog. Penny, a 1-year old lab/border collie mix with a lot of extra energy. She needed the time spent in Parks as much as I did.
She came with a few more challenges than I expected... As I said she was a rescue dog, she spent time in a kill shelter in Missouri before ending up in the care of Coco's Heart Dog Rescue out of Hudson, WI - which is where I found her. Turns out she has severe dog anxiety and a fear of water and metal bridges which prove to be interesting issues when out in a State Park especially the popular ones along the North Shore.
This blog will follow our adventures (trials and tribulations) through the Park system and what we learn along the way.
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.