When Joe and I first started dating - we went camping with good friends at Apple River. We had a blast to say the least, but I am fearful the storm that blew in our last night - turned Joe away from tent camping (our tent caved in with the rain and wind - and...I had to wake Joe up to let him know the tent was on top of us. He could sleep through anything).
The next time I asked him if he would want to go camping - his response was "Why don't we just sleep on the porch?"
Often we would join family / friends up north each summer for cabin outings and Joe's family always went to a cabin growing up. The memories will last forever and the laughs will never be forgotten.
I am fortunate to have a mother and aunts who love to go camping and experience life in the great outdoors. I had the opportunity to go to the Boundary Waters for the first time 3 years ago. I do recall when I made it home from this trip - I hadn't seen Joe in 7 days and had only talked to him once - He looked at me and told me to get right in the shower for he thought I looked a little dirty. Life happened and I was not able to go for a few years - but this summer I made it.
The peace that surrounds one up there is unexplainable. It is good for the soul and refreshing for the spirit. Thank you to my mom and aunt for the great trip that rejuvenated me and brought me peace. Joe - I am telling you, the porch doesn't even compare to the Boundary Waters.
Boundary Waters (and a few side adventures) 2011...
Before I sign off here - Just want to remind all of you about the Goodview Gallop this coming Saturday - Here are the details again....
Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 8:00 am (5K) and 9:15 am (2K)
Race Day Registration at the Race – 4155 Therurer Blvd., Goodview
Advanced Registration ends August 14th - $20 per person (includes shirt) or $15 per person (no shirt)
How to register – You can register online – grab a form at one of the following locations – call Karen…
Reg. Forms are at the YMCA (207 Winona St.) or the City of Goodview (4140 W. 5th)
You can reg. online at active.com
Call or email Karen with questions – (507) 313-4115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending my love and peace -