Here are some more scenes from our trip. Above: the garbage dumpster pays homage to our Nordic roots.
This is the view from the lake cabin we rented. The shoreline was rocky, not sandy, which made it challenging for wading, but the lake was very shallow and so narrow here that the older kids could swim across the lake.
In the distance: the Sawtooth Mountains. They are more like big hills.
Minnesota's state bird: the Common Loon. (The state bird is not really the mosquito.)