Grand Ely Lodge
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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.
... leading the way through the tough spots.
All and all, it was a great eye-opening experience for Glenn, Tara, and Dave. The weather held out nicely considering the record setting rain in the area just before. Carol planned nice meals and Karl provided the overall experience and fishing opportunities. It was a wonderful chance for us to see and do something unlike anything we've done before!
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.
... of trees swaying in the wind and a cool breeze will make you feel as if you have no cares in the world. Take a hike to the beach and it's as if you stepped out of a dream and walked onto the beaches of paradise. This is the state park to trump all other state parks. With ample hiking and biking trails, a beautiful beach, abundant fishing, private camp sites, boat docks, canoe, fishing boat and kayak rentals, you will be ...