John introduced Amy and me eleven years ago and like us, he moved to Northern Minnesota to carve a living out in this amazing landscape sandwiched between Lake Superior and the Canadian border. He started a kayaking business in Grand Marais Minnesota where Amy and I both worked as we were setting down roots in the area.
John grew up fishing on Lake Minnetonka, but stopped fishing when he got into whitewater paddling about 40 years ago. Yesterday he caught his first walleye in many years, which we ate along with chocolate cake and @Trailtopia Chicken and Vegetable Stew as part of Amy’s birthday feast! It was fun watching John reconnect with the primal joy that comes with catching and eating a fish in the Wilderness. I bet John will be wetting his line again today!
Last night before bed we all stood out on the rock listening to the loons. For the past 3 nights they have erupted in a chores that starts 10 minutes later each night. Amy noticed this trend two nights ago and we are excited to see if they begin to sing in unison at 10:05 tonight as the first stars appear.
We all must speak loudly for this quiet place. Please take action today, sign the petition by following the link in our bio, and make your voice heard. This national treasure is too precious to risk.
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