As most of you know, Island Boy and I took a trip to the southwest a couple months ago where we visited a variety of natural attractions including a National Monument, 2 Indian Reservations and 3 National Parks—We drove, or shall I say…my partner in adventure drove (while I planned and navigated) over 1100 miles in 5 days! It was insane, but amazing and I think I can speak for us both when I say we’d do it again in a heartbeat!

Cedar Breaks Amphitheater | Bites of Life

We landed in Las Vegas and started our journey northwest towards Cedar City, Utah…that is after we spent entirely too much time trying to figure out how to turn on our rental car—darn modern technology! Just inside Utah, we stopped to get a cooler so the homemade food I packed wouldn’t spoil, and experienced the most unexpected act of kindness. It’s not a huge deal, but I feel like sharing it because it’s things like this that restore my faith in humanity…
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I started complaining about the cold Minnesota temperatures back in November, which seems silly now that we’ve gone from cold to down-right frigid!

Apostle Islands Ice Caves

Island Boy and I spent Christmas in New York City, where it was an average of 50°F, so the 45 degree swing in just a few hours was a bit shocking. I’ve started to settle in again though (and by settle in, I mean only leave the house for necessities), and I hear there are even some above-freezing days on the horizon! Ok, so why all this cold weather talk? Well, adventure seekers here in the Midwest have a very specific reason to hope that it stays below-freezing a while longer—so we can experience the natural wonders that are the Apostle Islands Ice Caves!
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