One of the things I have missed most about Indiana is the state parks-- namely Brown County State Park. This summer I was determined to venture to at least one state park in North Dakota.
Enter Lake Metagoshe State Park. This park is a good two hours from our house, but worth every bit of the drive!
There is swimming available (which we had not prepared for), but we chose to go on a nice hike.
David was a trooper and walked almost the entire way.
There was a very small island you could hike around in the middle of the trail we chose...
but first we spent a good long time sitting on this pier watching fish and "catching" water plants.
Everything's a gun!
Afterwards we drove around the park trying to find the playground. On our way we went through the campground and watched a mean woman trying to direct her poor husband into a campsite which his huge RV was obviously too big for. It just solidified our opinion to not own a huge RV!
After getting stuck behind that train-wreck of a couple for a good 10 minutes, we finally stumbled upon the playground.
Some Main children were a little more excited about the playground than others!
On the way home on this hot, hot day, we stopped for some cold DQ. I couldn't have asked for a better state park or fun family day!