|Sunday, February 01, 2004|
I was channeling some bad parent energy today. I mean, I just had no tolerance. So obvious it was that I needed a break that I was encouraged to GET OUT. So, I went cross country skiing at the Hyland Lake Park Preserve. Kids thronged the visitors center and snack bar when I first got there at 3:30 but the crowds soon thinned out and I was just about to do the same when I realized they had lighted trails. I had them all to myself. Exercising to the point where the air 3 inches away from my body is a comfortable 70 degrees sure beats the chill.
A new skiing fee for that park irked me. I have to pay $5.00 combined county and state fees at a park of which I am already a patron? For one of the cheapest sports on earth? Just what contribution did the State of Minnesota make to my outing, I wonder?
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