A Family Affair

This particular day, we were itching to get out of the house and so were the girls. We forget sometimes that the furry little ones go stir crazy in the winter as well when they can’t go outside to chase “Chippy” or “Bun-Bun”. They will often sit on the bed and look out the window searching the woods for four-legged vermin.   As we were packing the car with the camera gear, the girls were bouncing off the walls. Take me, Take me, TAKE ME!

With their cute little faces, they win every time. We decided to travel around close to home and drove into the Hay Creek area; a small town just south of Red Wing on Hwy 58.   A campground, an old western saloon, the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail, Hay Creek Stables, 15 miles of equestrian trails, and a blue ribbon trout stream. The beautiful valley’s that make up the Hay Creek day-use area is beautiful in every season.

After photographing some enthralling horses in the Hay Creek area, we then moved on to Bay City Wisconsin; a small town east of Red Wing on the shores of Lake Pepin. If ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat at “The Chef Shack” a delightful restaurant with the best service ever and mouth-watering food! We decided to drive out onto Lake Pepin (that felt weird) to gain a different perspective of the landscape. Maneuvering around the ice heaves and listening to the ice crack was unnerving and we didn’t travel too far onto the frozen lake… Call me chicken 🙂

All in all, the Traun Family enjoyed our time together.  Please enjoy the images from this little, close-to-home adventure.



15 thoughts on “A Family Affair

  1. Dan Traun says:

    Those winter days do get long with a couple of wily wieners all cooped up in the house. I am thankful for the beauty of all season where we live; without it I fear I would go crazy in the Winter. Great shot my love.

  2. mikew66 says:

    Just Love your pictures, we don’t see snow here in Adelaide.
    you make it look appealing

  3. Sandy says:

    I’m glad you are a chicken!

  4. Nana says:

    We had such a long winter here, it’s end of May and still cold and rainy. 😦

  5. el Zaphod says:

    That is what I need , a photobuddy …. wait I think I coined a new word !
    Each time I see your photos it makes me envious that I don’t get out there enough. Keep it up 🙂

  6. Certainly, my cats are very happy when we can finally get the windows open after a long winter and ‘their” birds return.

  7. Love the heart in the snow and the wall advertisement shots. Looks and sounds like you guys had fun! 🙂

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