Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Great Outdoors

Our vacation is winding down, so we decided to take advantage of this great morning. We took our kayaks to the LaRue mining pits just north of Nashwauk. Kayaking is a great get up and go sport. I can jump out of bed, get dressed , and go without showering, fixing my hair, or putting on makeup. I could, but I don't. You never know where the crew from River Monsters will show up. A girl needs to look her best! I look in the mirror every morning - no need to share that with the world at large. We haul our kayaks on our trusty Toyota Matrix, which, Dennis, is definitely NOT a lesbianmobile. Just look at all the dirt on it and not a rainbow sticker to be found. While unloading, I encountered the first snake in our kayaking adventures. It slithered right out from under my foot at the boat landing. EEK! A few frogs later we were off. I have to say, I never expected such beauty from abandoned mine pits. They rivaled the Dells and Stillwater with the stone bluffs along the waters edge and the beautiful blue-green color of the water. At one point there is a large warning sign to enter at your own risk and about a thousand " No Trespassing" signs. The hazards are abandoned mining equipment ( under the water? ) , falling rocks, currents, who knows what else. We actually wore our life vests because the water is very deep, possibly hundreds of feet, and when it isn't you can actually see the tops of old trees just below the water surface-creepy! We (Bill with his 20/15 vision) spotted two cute deer grazing along the waters edge. In the picture, they are a little blurry and may look like dogs, but they are deer. That's it for this post. I have no idea how and where the pictures will show up on this post as I am still in the experimental phase of  the blog world. :@


  1. Wow....those pits have the bluest water ever. :) So pretty. You don't need makeup. People think you are our sister.....not our mother. ;)

  2. Good choice of music Vic. Bambi doesn't care if you have make up on or not. :@)

  3. Wow Mom! You are putting me to SHAME! And yes...for the 1st post, Dave would love a framed picture of that...that'll be our full-time jobs someday you know?!

  4. so now that i have made the press i figure i better post a comment...I was sitting here watching a tv program and wondered when you were going to debut "Picking Freestyle with Vickie and Bill", you could join forces with the boys from Iowa and open a Range office..I can see it now, you and Bill on the open road in the lesbomobile, looking for that special farmer with all the good stuff...keep up the good work and look out for the pit monsters of the deep


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