Our first outing was to St. Croix State Park in Hinckley, Minnesota. It's about an hour and a half from our home, but well worth the drive. It's a huge state park and it feels like you're in another world when you are here.
The day was beautiful - warm, but not hot; and a gorgeous blue sky dotted with snow-white clouds.
I had the dogs with me while Sophia and Olivia took photos and participated in the Photography Club. We enjoyed going on a hike and exploring an area that we had not been before. The dogs were picking up a lot of different scents which kept them interested and their tails wagging the entire time.
Afterwards, we stopped at Dairy Queen for a treat. In addition to treats for us, we got the dogs their own little vanilla ice cream cups. Needless to say, they were thrilled at their surprise treat. They slept well on the way back home which was nice.