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... was used in many bridges etc and nearly all the skyscrapers in New York.
There is also an underground physics lab here which does experiments here. It was about detecting nuetrinos and meurons.
In the afternoon we visited the International Wolf Centre. This is a non-profit organisation which aims to educate the public about wolves and to take the fear away about them. There are 4 wolves and you can watch then ...
... Bear Centre. After seeing so many bears in the wild and basically ******** myself about them and the danger they present, it was good to learn some more facts about these seemingly misunderstood creatures.
Apparently only the grizzly is aggressive with the other types being more scared of us than we are of them....though in Yellowstone we were sighting grizzlies so this news didn't really provide me ...
... 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.
... just were not biting much.
We stayed at the lake the first day and relaxed somewhat getting used to the surroundings. We all did a day trip the second day which took us right up to the border with Canada on a lake to the North. The third day Kevin, Karl, and Dave took a day trip East to another pretty lake, but we had to endure a flooded portage due to all the rain. Kevin was the go-to ...
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.