Lanesboro and the Niagra Caves

Wabasha

Wabasha MorningI’m an early bird. Always have been. And poor Darebear is definitely a night owl. So, I guess we compliment each other…but I don’t think Darrin would call me waking him up around 6am to go for a coffee run and a morning walk one of those cute “compliment” moments. More like one of those “because I love you” moments {complimented by groan of “why me?”}. Whatever the case, Darrin and I have this tradition when we travel {especially with family or in big groups} to scope out a nearby coffee shop for an early morning of quiet and escape. We tend to end up near some body of water…which makes the morning all the more calming. I love every second of those early dates, and I think he secretly enjoys them too…once he has a fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon roll to munch on. πŸ˜‰ Β We loved the Eagle’s Nest Coffee House and will certainly be back!

Wabasha

Wabasha

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Wabasha

After visiting Wabasha (you can read about all about that here), Darrin and I journeyed to Lanesboro. The apparent Bed & Breakfast capital of Minnesota. And boy was it beautiful! Brightly painted buildings, eccentric shop and restaurant names, ice cream parlors on each corner. I was half expecting the locals to break out in song and dance down the middle of Main Street. Only 700ish people reside in Lanesboro. The rest of the population are tourists. Some (like me) wandering aimlessly in the middle of the street, taking in their surroundings, snapping photos until a beat-up red truck honks to clear the road. πŸ™‚

Lanesboro

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LanesboroThat afternoon we drove to visit the Niagara Caves and were led on an hour long tour 200ft below the earth’s surface. For anyone out there who suffers from claustrophobia in the least bit, I’d be sure to stay away from caves. Not only are there parts of the cave that are cramped, but the tour guide also stresses the importance ofΒ notΒ touching the walls. So there you have it: cramped corners with no place to steady one’s self. No thank you. On the other hand, if you love nature, I highly recommend a visit. Our guide was incredibly enthusiastic, and the rock formations were beautiful.

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Fossils!
Fossils!

Apparently this cave was discovered after some farmers lost their pigs down a sink hole. The pigs were found alive and were pulled back up to the surface using a rope, but let that be a lesson to ya’ll: watch your step.

Caves

Darrin decided to wear his Batman shirt just for the occasion. So nerdy, yet so lovable.
Darrin decided to wear his Batman shirt just for the occasion. So nerdy, yet so lovable.

After the caves, our night was filled with card games and popcorn. And kudos to everyone who knows how to knit and knitΒ well.Β I tried to take up knitting during the course of our trip and realized how much my fingers hate being intricately twisted and scrunched togetherΒ whileΒ maneuvering a piece of yarn.

Oh and I lack the patience.

But I started this scarf and I’m going to finish it! Perseverance is key when one takes up knitting. Or anything. But especially knitting. Am I right?

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

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