Last week the boyfriend and I took a trip up to Taylor's Falls. It was over 100°F in the metro area, so we looked at surrounding areas and noticed that Taylor's Fall was only 93°F. We packed a lunch, pulled on our hiking boots, and headed north. A town near Taylor's Falls boasts the Franconia Sculpture Park, so we dropped by there was well. The Park was empty on such a hot day and we were both drenched in our own sweat, so we only stopped by for a few minutes - enough to see some awesome artist-designed, playable sculptures. Northern Minnesota is one of my favourite places on Earth. There are few places that I am as comfortable as I am along the shores of Lake Superior or in the thick of the woods.