Twin Cities, Thousand Lakes

✍️ 🕑 • Series: Go West, Young Lad • Tags: waterfallsriversurban waterfallsMinnesota • Places: St. Paul MN

By the time I reached St. Paul, I had driven quite a ways. Probably over 24 hrs of solo driving (spread across several days), and I had added about 1,500 mi to my odometer, through stops, detours, and unavoidable hours on the interstate.

This experience gives me the ability to say the following: Of everywhere I have driven in my life, by far, the friendliest and most courteous drivers were those in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A much needed respite after... other cities.

The Ford Bridge: One of Many Between Minneapolis & St. Paul
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A Peaceful Morning at Eau Galle, Wisconsin

✍️ 🕑 • Series: Go West, Young Lad • Tags: bird photographyforest walkslakesWisconsin • Places: Eau Galle Lake

Roadways between the interstate and rural Wisconsin.
Roadways between the interstate and rural Wisconsin.

My milkshake was unfinished.

The lumps wouldn't make it up my straw.

Night had long since fallen by the time I made it to the Highland Ridge Campground.

I picked the spot (near the Eau Galle Lake in Wisconsin) because it had some nearby hiking trails, a lake, and it seemed good for birding. And, it had a few nice, tent-specific campsites. And, of course, it was well-situated for my next and final urban friend visit.

I accidentally circled the campground road twice, struggling to make out the signage specifically for the tent sites which were genuinely hard to see from the road, but easily making out the signs for each irrelevant (to me) car site.

2021 -> 2022

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Good lord.

I may have finally become the sort of person who writes self-reflections and resolutions in the hopes of having a more productive, well-adjusted year in which I achieve goals. Yuck!

Unfortunately, I'm guilty as charged. So without further ado, here is... my reflection.

Dead End Street Scribble Scribble
Dead End Street Scribble Scribble