About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tag: ‘Minnesota’

    Maplewood State Park ~Pelican Rapids, MN

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

    Maplewood State Park

    I love this park so much that we ended up going three times while visiting family in MN!


    The first time we ended up just taking the twins and my niece.

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    This is the woodland trail loop.

    It is under a mile but so pretty!

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    I may have told my husband that I was not going home…

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    Minnesota in the fall is hard to leave!

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    My adorable niece.

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    For the second visit, we had all of our kids and came into the park from the south.


    This is a small portion of the Star Loop trail.

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    Next, we walked some of this beautiful trail near Maplewood Church.


    I had actually decided to try a family picture with this stunning backdrop but a birthday party started.

    I could not bring myself to get out my tripod and set everyone up for a family pic with an audience.

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    We drove into in the park a bit more and ended up stopping to take this pic on a side road.

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    I love how it looks like everyone is cooperating and having fun but in real life, I had one mad at me and glaring for most of the pics…

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    On our 3rd visit, we had just the girls(the boys opted to stay and play with cousins).

    We hiked on the Ironwood Trail.

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    I can’t get over how pretty the woods were.

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    The girls decided to throw leaves at Nick on the hike back to the vehicle.

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    Love these.

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    I am already missing fall in Minnesota!

    Playing in the Missippi River~Itasca State Park, MN

    Sunday, March 5th, 2017

    These were taken from our trip to Minnesota last August.

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    Minnesota Trip 2016

    Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

    We went straight from seeing my family in Indiana to Nick’s family in Minnesota.


    Pony and Mule rides!

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    I married him for his awesome silly faces πŸ™‚


    Little bit was in her element.



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    My niece decided to teach the girls to ride a bike.

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    Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge

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    These girls are super cute together.

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    This is actually laughter with a good bit of fear mixed in.

    They were not all that happy about him pulling them.

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    The girls got to meet Nick’s Grandma while up.


    This was really important since she went to Heaven the next month.

    I am so glad they got to know her.

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    Lots of fun was had.

    Minnesota is definitely on my list of places I want to live.

    I will do a seperate post of our trip to Itasca while there!

    I took too many to share in one post!


    Lesson here?

    I take a LOT of pictures…