One of the things I was most excited about sharing with Joey in Grand Marais was all of the outdoor activities! We used to take our whole family camping on Lake Superior and those are some of my most cherished childhood memories! Camping did not work out on this trip, but we did get to canoe in the boundary waters which was just as great! The boundary waters were nothing like I expected. I think I sort of expected it to be like in the movie Pocahontas where she is canoeing down winding, narrow rivers. Nope. They call Minnesota "the land of 10,000 lakes" for a reason. On our trek we canoed across a couple of lakes and had the unique experience of portaging our canoe. Portaging is how you get from one lake to the next. There are portages (ie. trails) built between lakes so one can carry their canoe and belongings to the next lake. It was a really neat experience!
If you know me, you know I REALLY like otters. It was my goal to see one (or two!) on our canoe excursion. We did not get to see any, but we did get to see the Minnesota state bird, the loon. That was pretty cool! Either way, being out on the water with no cell phone reception and a calm breeze was bliss.
Here's a few pictures from our trip. I braved it and brought my big camera but we also brought the go pro just incase!