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Unfortunately mother nature decided to not play ball with us and stopped our planned activity of canoeing for the day. This is the first time that weather has prevented us doing anything on the trip, it was bound to happen as we head north east during the latter part of the summer.
We still managed to find a couple of interesting diversions.
Firstly we headed to the ...
... in car feed.
Our destination being the town of Ely, which sits on the edge of an area called Boundary Waters, a series of lakes that are great for canoeing and spotting wildlife as well as serving as the border between the US and Canada.
It was in the high 50's when we arrived and raining, so no outdoor activities for us today. Headed off to the local steakhouse for some cow.
... Tara took to it all right away, and Glenn was a trooper, though not enjoying the muddy spots. Kevin, Carol, and Karl's experience guided us through the tough day which ended with setting up camp where we would stay four nights. The lake turned out to be nice for swimming and doing day trips, but not so good for fishing. Tara caught a Bass and Kevin a Walleye. Karl also caught a fish but ...
We caught TONS of giant smallmouth bass! The weather was decent, except for a couple of super windy days. We managed to avoid any bears or scary wildlife...just lots of chipmunks! As usual, the scenery was great. There's just something so cool about nature that's virtually untouched by man.
If you haven't been to northern Minnesota before, I suggest you add it to your list of places to go. On our latest outdoor adventure, my boyfriend Jason and I ventured to the north woods and made a stay at Minnesota's nicest and most scenic state park, Bear Head State Park. When most people think of state park camping, they might imagine a bunch of young 20 somethings all hopped up on who knows what, drinking whatever they can ...