If you’re familiar with Excelsior, Minnesota–my hometown–then you’ve certainly heard of Lake Minnetonka and its Big Island. A string of party boats can be seen on the island’s north shore all summer long. There’s music & dancing, water volleyball & beer, and one huge, seemingly non-stop summer party in the waters a few feet beyond Big Island’s shoreline.
But the Island itself is a whole different story.
Thanks to a favorite childhood friend, one of the lucky few who lives on the Big Island, a few of us (including the fantastic Gary, in town from Scotland) were able to spend the day exploring what used to be the famous Big Island Amusement Park. It’s a place with a lot of strange exciting energy, lovely long hikes, and a few wild deer.
We had a bunch of silly fun.
Music: “Sweet Tooth” by The Forest Fires