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Jake and I escaped the city life last weekend for a backpacking getaway in Northern Minnesota. Once again, it solidified my love for this state and all the outdoor adventures to be had here. I will share more photos and stories of our trip in the weeks to come. In the meantime our breakfast in bed pictures are some of my favorite.
It rained and stormed throughout the weekend, so we spent a lot of time in our tent. It was surprisingly very enjoyable. We love our tent and it’s not often it is just the two of us with literally nothing else to do but talk. As much as I love the city, there is something magical about going off the grid and escaping to the wilderness. There is no pressure to answer emails, check Instagram or stay connected to the rest of the world. It provides a simple, slow change of pace.
On this particular morning, we started a small fire for breakfast in between the raindrops. We made apple and cinnamon oatmeal to accompany our breakfast cookies and Mountain Valley Spring Water. Carrying fresh ingredients while backpacking is tricky to do. We focus on getting lots of carbs, fiber, protein and hydration in each meal to sustain us for the adventures each day holds. We stock up on our food and drink supply at Whole Foods quite often. Mountain Valley Spring Water makes staying hydrated and drinking enough water fun with the crisp, refreshing taste of natural spring water. With the unique blend of minerals and ease of digestion, this water was a delicious addition to our breakfast in bed date.
I am glad Jacob and I both grew up camping and exploring the outdoors. Our families placed an emphasis on getting fresh air, seeking out new places and not being afraid of bugs (okay, I admit, I am still working on that one). The wilderness is such an important part of our lives. I cherish mornings like these with cozy clothes on, snuggled up in our sleeping bags, eating breakfast in bed. These are the days I will remember and continue to live as an old lady.
What values did you have growing up that are still important to you today? What are your favorite food and drink items to bring on outdoor adventures?