Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park. It is an Anoka County park and I would highly recommend it. Our site has water and electric and tons of space. The usual state park sites are close together, usually don't have water and aren't very private. These sites were the opposite. Our site was shaded and backed up to a tall grass prairie/wetland. We couldn't even see our neighbors. The reservation site was also very easy to use. When you put in the date you want, it brings up a map of the camp site with the available sites. There are trails for biking and a nice little beach on the lake. My only criticism is that there is only one bathhouse for the whole campground and the roads are paved. But with water at each site, we made do. If you're looking for a camping spot in the Twin Cities, I would highly recommend this spot.
We had a great weekend of simply relaxing. Amanda said that it was one of the first weekends that we did absolutely nothing. The weather was great. We did have some intermittent showers, but it was no big deal. We brought our little TV so that we could watch the Vikings first preseason game on Saturday night after church. (I know, really roughing it.) When we're enjoying times like these, Amanda and I say to the kids, "This is livin'!" That was certainly our theme for this weekend. We're looking forward to a few more weekends at home, the State Fair, our annual Door County trip with Shube and the gang, and then a September camping trip South along the Mississippi river with D&J. Summer's slipping away.