Things to explore in the river valley

Last weekend, we had an awesome time revisiting some local spots we saw last year. We headed to Brownsville, mn to look at all the migrating birds which included hundreds or maybe thousands of tundra swans. It is a great bird watching spot and lots of opportunity for bird photographers.

Next we made our way to Baristas Coffee House in Houston, mn. They have an awesome selection of tasty pastries, soups and sandwiches (paninis are superb) and of course coffee so we can keep up with the kids.

From there we headed over to the international owl center. We were able to see a great presentation sharing and showing us all about owl. They have many great birds and my son sat, jaw dropped, for them entire talk. Uhu the big Eastern European owl flew silently overhead and David got to inspect his poop on the floor 🙂

It is so fun when you can find the little spots that make a community great. This was perfect little morning trip.

Oh and on another note, a guy I know from Virginia is selling his fishing/camping mobile. Man, this thing rocks. I stared at his Instagram post for a while daydreaming about this van. The #vanlife sure can look glorious at times.

Have a great day!

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