growing up on the trails
We've been coming up to the North Shore of Minnesota since she was in my belly and we have returned every year of her life, sometimes twice in one year. We have seen her grow in this place, we have been able to mark her development on these trails and stony beaches. These are the moments where I can clearly measure how much she's grown from being carried on our backs to riding in a stroller to caring her own backpack. This year she helped carry some of the food for our picnic at Sugar Loaf Cove beach.
We come here often enough to know the hikes that fit our lifestyle, some mildly strenuous, others with fantastic destinations. All shared year after year with our little family watching the littlest learn the path through the woods and along the shore of Lake Superior. There is still so much for us to do as her legs get longer and her interest deepens.
I feel honored that we can provide these experiences for her. I feel immense gratitude for the opportunity to share all this northwoods beauty. I feel the awe in her own discoveries.