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Findings Summer 2021

This year is like the great fish that got away

Hello Seekers,

It’s been a year since I’ve sent out a newsletter. I put it off, as I explored new topics and visited new publications. I’m back now and hope readers and writers will fill me in on what I’ve missed.

This summer, I’ve been out and about visiting Minnesota parks and trails for work. So far, I’ve visited 8 new parks in less than a month.

I’ve met a retired pastor, a jockey, and families of all ages and sizes. One caregiver brought her elderly client to share the day with her own family.

I’ve seen women back down the boat launch and pile four kayaks into their trailer like it was no big deal. Those things are heavy.

Another woman was taking her rescue dog paddleboarding. Both were kitted out with life vests.

The Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota is incredibly blessed to have so many lakes. I cherish the memories of midnight boat rides to see the moonrise, learning to water ski, and to how to drive a boat.

Our family never settled down enough to fish, like my next door neighbor does. It’s the ultimate living room on water.

You might have heard the phrase, “I’m going to the cabin.”

Well,— in Minnesota, we say “I’m going to the lake.”

For me it means I’m going to my childhood roots where the activities center around water.

It doesn’t matter whose lake it is. That horizon of water, cloud, and sky is for everyone.

Pack up your imagination and head out for the lake. The water is waiting.

Beached fishing boat at Leech Lake, Minnesota / photo courtesy of Brian Brooks



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