Last fall my children and I went somewhere we’d never been before…and neither had any other humans for quite a long time.
We walked on the dried-out lake bed of Lake Bella.
Now for those of you who don’t know, Lake Bella is not supposed to be dried up. This isn’t some prehistoric lake bed, filled with fossils or some such. It was, unfortunately, very dry due to the serious lack of rainfall we’ve had here in SW Minnesota in recent months. (We’ve gotten a little here in the last week…and a little snowfall helped, too…but the water levels are still not what they ought to be.)
We chose to make the best of the dryness. We had a very fun time, finding animal prints, seeing places up close that we’d only ever seen from far away, and exploring an area close to home that we’d never before gotten to explore.