Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lake Miltona – Part 2: Birthday

While we were at the lake, Chris celebrated his 26th birthday! We celebrated by making him a birthday breakfast; it was his favorite… egg bake and he was impressed that we got his mom’s recipe!

While we were in the area, he wanted to go visit Inspiration Peak for his birthday.

Inspiration Peak is in the southern part of Otter Tail County and is part of a collection of glacial features known as the Leaf Hills. It rises 1,750 feet, about 400 feet above the surrounding countryside, making it the highest point in the county and one of the highest points in the state of Minnesota.

The location was well-known to author Sinclair Lewis. From the prairie-covered crest of the hill, he wrote, "there's to be seen a glorious 20-mile circle of some 50 lakes scattered among fields and pastures, like sequins fallen on an old paisley shawl." Lewis chided Minnesotans for not knowing the "haunts of beauty" in their own back yards.

While we were not excited to trudge up this hill on such a warm day, we were happy we had… once it was over!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I agree with Lewis one should enjoy the beauty in your area. Thanks for showing your posts. I think I want to vacation with you guys next summer.