We wanted to get out, the weather has been really awesome. We decided we wod head to Banning State Park in Minnesota. Jenn had a free nights stay in Hinkley at the casino so we headed up on Thursday night after work. We arrived around 7:30 and had some dinner. The kids and I headed back to the room while Jennifer took part in the casino.
On Friday we had breakfast and head to the arcade. After we left the casino we head to Banning State Park near Sandstone Minnesota. It was 35 degrees with a slight wind but once we started walking around and into the woods it was really nice. The park has the Kettle River running through it. There's rapid is down the river and it was running pretty fast.
We hiked down the river till it ended and headed back to hike the upper trails. It has beautiful big rock outcropping all over.It was time to head back and the trail tool us through a straight trail out to the road and we got back to the car. It was a fantastic trip that we'll have to do again. When we headed out we checked out the campground and found some deer that really like the look of Jennifer's car.
We found the sites to be really level and plenty of room for our rig a few sites looked like they had electricity. We didn't get to explore all of the park but we will have to go back. We definetly recommend a camera or video camera it has some very beautiful scenery.