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Escape the mess and sit by a rippling river

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The St. Croix River is seen from Interstate State Park.
The St. Croix River is seen from Interstate State Park.
Minnesota DNR

Feeling anxious about the midterms? World news bumming you out? 

What you need is a timeout. 

Come along on a trip to Minnesota's Interstate Park in Taylors Falls. 

It's a quiet fall morning on the St. Croix River's western banks. After a quick climb down some rocks, you find a cozy spot beneath some pine trees. 

Sit for a while and watch as the river flows through the basalt cliffs and wooded hillside.

Follow the MPR News Facebook page for a daily moment of zen — we're calling it The Zencast — every weekday morning through Nov. 9.