We recently went to the Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud. It was a blast! Shannon's dad, Bill, brother, Derik, and aunt, JoAnn also were there. The weather was perfect, to boot!
We got there around lunch time, so we started off with a picnic, thanks to Auntie Jo! Here we are, looking over the buffet of goodies:
We all enjoyed chocolate cupcakes for dessert. Annora really got into hers:
I can never seem to get a picture of just Marosa... Annora always wants to be in it, too. Here are the girls together:
After the picnic the kids explored the area. Corbin loves looking for "treasures" like sticks, rocks, feathers, and the like.
Soon, an impromptu game of tag broke out:
The gardens were beautiful! Here are some shots of the gardens:
Each area of the garden had a splendid towering fountain. The girls and I posed for a shot:
Now, anyone who knows my family can guess what commenced:
Lee soon came in and put an end to our fun. Marosa enjoyed her hair getting wet:
As usual, Dad and Derik just pretend they don't know us:
Corbin shows off his now-very-wet feather, complete with ladybug clinging on:
JoAnn acts as our tour guide:
Much to the relief of the other patrons, we continued on. Much to their dismay, we found lots more fountains. Lee poses with Marosa:
Annora and Derik became good buddies. She loves her Uncle Derik!
I enjoy artsy shots, so I took some pictures from different points of view. Here's Corbin in the "blue" themed garden:
Rosa shows off the dome over a fountain:
Caleb just couldn't stay away from the water:
Alex loves being camera man, even without the camera:
A hill is good for only one thing: rolling down. Annora didn't quite get the hang of it, but all had fun, none the less:
Our tour of the gardens was coming to an end. We wandered down to the Mississippi dam there. The water was really moving from all the rain we'd had earlier this month!
Our last find of the day was an awesome water park. The kids had a blast! What a great way to cool off after a long walk in 90 degree weather!
All too soon it was time to head home. The boys don't want JoAnn to go:
The boys rode home with Grandpa, so I got to sit with the girls on the way back. Marosa loved seeing me for a change!