Not just any driveway. In the 1950s when our family lived in Minneapolis, my father wanted to have a cabin up north. As a traveling salesman he knew the northwoods area well, and when a parcel of tax-forfeited property came up for sale at the Cass County courthouse, he was the successful bidder. The land did not have road access, but he petitioned the Forestry service for an easement that would allow the driveway to curve around a wetland that needed preservation, and then the driveway was pushed through. This photo was taken on that curve earlier this month by friends who currently live there. The image brings back many happy memories for me of my non-wintertime walks and rides on this driveway. Photo credit Nancy Eisinger (click to supersize).