We set up the tent .. and the boys played in the boxes that the tent came in!
We then set up the screen tent (the one we borrowed from Tanya and Martin), which we later found we were SO grateful for, as it rained quite a bit that afternoon into the next day, so it was a good place to hang out and play cards while we waited for the weather to pass!
We took a hike in the pouring rain to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Iain and Ellis enjoyed playing in the water while the rest of us huddled under a nearby tree!
We stopped and saw the largest White Pine Tree .. though I don't know if it was world's largest or America's largest or ... ?!
We also went to the fire tower, though once we got there I was the only one brave enough to climb to the top ... everybody else waited for me on the ground!
See the little red dot in the middle of the picture? That's Claire waiting for me at ground level. The white dot to her left is Ellis sitting on the bench!
Ellis enjoyed the breeze of having the windows open while touring through the park (as there were some sites that were more than 10 miles from our campsite, so we decided it would be best to truck to those ones!).
The rest of the time was spent cooking food over the fire, playing catch with the neighboring campers, playing cards, eating, and just hanging out by the fire ...