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Floating Lodges House Boat Vacation

Floating Lodges House Boat Vacation

Floating Lodges Sioux Narrows Logo
Floating Lodges Sioux Narrows Logo

Back in my mid twenties I went on my first houseboat vacation.  The outfitter was Floating Lodges located on Sioux Narrows, Ontario Canada, on the beautiful Lake of the Woods.  Since then I have never gone on a houseboat vacation other than through Floating Lodges.  And since then I have been on perhaps a dozen such vacations.

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Ely And The Echo Trail – A Nostalgic Tour

Ely And The Echo Trail – A Nostalgic Tour

The Ely, MN Water Tower is sort of iconic.
The Ely, MN Water Tower is sort of iconic.

Twenty five years ago I lived in Ely, Minnesota.  I wasn’t there long, just a couple years as I attended Vermilion Community College for Conservation Law Enforcement.  I was still in my late teens back then.  It was a great time in my life as I recall the fun I had living up there.

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Heading Up To The Echo Trail In Northern Minnesota

Heading Up To The Echo Trail In Northern Minnesota

A slice of heaven on Earth...
A slice of heaven on Earth…

Another Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip is set for this next month in August.  However, I am not 100 percent sure how much canoeing I will be doing.  You see, my father is renting a cabin on one of the entry lakes that allows motorized boats.  I’m tagging along for a few days with him and other family members.

While we will be in the area of the BWCA, I will not actually be paddling into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness… at least not at first… I’m toying with the idea of sticking around for a few extra days after my family’s vacation and do a two or three night solo trip into the BWCA. 

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