Monday, July 30, 2018

Northern Minnesota Vacation

A few weeks ago my youngest son, his wife and their three progeny rented a cabin on a lake near Ely, located in northern Minnesota, just south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  Their cabin had no cell phone service and no WiFi.  I wondered how the kids would do without their electronics, but as you can see in the following pictures, they managed quite well.

There was swimming.



There was fishing.

There were pontoon rides.

Oreo, my grandpuppy, loved the rides.

They checked out the local scenery, 

went hiking in the forest, 

explored a waterfall

and paddled canoes.

And there were books.  Real books made of paper.  I wonder how many still use them.




The north country in my home state has some beautiful scenery.  I am partial to the North Country.  I was born in the northern part of the state as were my parents.  No matter where I have traveled, it will always be home to me.  I often wish I was still there.  I am so glad that my kids and grands can enjoy all that part of the state has to offer.


The end.




10 comments:

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    1. Gorges...They had such a good time. But David said he needed a vacation to rest up from his vacation. :)

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    2. Rev. Paul...They had such good time together as a family.

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  2. Nothing better then being "UP NORTH" during the summer, and dis connecting from all the problems of the world. We used to go to Longville. In laws had a summer home, right on a chain of lakes...
    R-E-L-A-X-I-N-G

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    1. Rob...Give me a cabin on a lake and a fishing pole and I am in Heaven. :)

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  3. It looks like a wonderful vacation! Memories were made.

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    1. Jenn...Oh, the memories!! I wondered how the kids would do without the use of their electronics, but I didn't need to worry. They all - Mom and Dad included - had a wonderful time.

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  4. Sounds like they had a great time. Thanks for sharing the photos. Cheers, SJ

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    1. SJ...They had a wonderful time. That part of the state is so beautiful and kind of rugged. I would rather be there than anywhere else.

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