This weekend, my family traveled to the Cross Lake area. My dad and Step-mom have a wonderful home on Clamshell Lake. We were blessed with perfect weather. Sunday morning, my husband and I took the kayaks out, then I grabbed my book and a tea, and sat on the dock. What a way to start the day! It was the calm before the storm, but in the best of ways. The afternoon was filled with taking the kids tubing and jumping off the boat into the beautiful waters on the White Fish Chain. I was in Paradise! We have so many natural gems in the state of Minnesota. My hope for all for all of you is that you find your paradise and kick back and enjoy it ~ may it be by a lake, in your bathtub, or in your favorite chair! Have a great week!