Rainy Lake

Another coincidence on my trip. A friend saw my Facebook page and realized I was close by the resort in northern Minnesota where she is working for the summer. Lucky me! We connected and I immediately changed plans and drove to meet her.

I don’t normally give plugs in my blog, but I am going to make an exception this time. I was invited to stay at the beautiful Northern Lights Resort on Lake Kabetogama. Tracy and Steve and their staff were gracious hosts, friendly and helpful, and the view, well lets just say, one need do nothing but sit out on the dock to be perfectly content. At the end of a long day touring Rainy Lake by boat (which gives you a clue as to how big Rainy Lake and this park actually is) the drive to the Resort, (Kabetogama, MN) made me think I was going in circles (turned out I was). I did get there, though, and it was well worth it. Besides the spontaneous visit which was awesome, the next best part was kayaking on the lake. I think I could get addicted to that sport very easily. No sound save the birds and the oar dipping into the still waters.

The lakes between Minnesota and Ontario are all inter-connected and endless, it would seem, as well as full of big fish, fishermen, and fishing boats. I think you get the theme here. They also get big snow here in the winter, so most who live here love two things in particular – fishing and snowmobiling. Those who can no longer take the frozen winters, head to Florida or Arizona.

I am told some years people are carried off by mosquitoes in these north woods. I can’t complain about that this year. I have hardly been bothered at all by them, although I will say, any that have been around me so far are not the slightest bit repelled by the repellent I brought. In fact, I would say they rather like it. I might have to try a different brand.

and so the waters flow…IMG_2066

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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