Last night, after work, I packed the car with our clothes
and gear. This morning, we got up early
and were on the road by . We drove straight North for ten solid hours, stopping
a minimum amount of time for gasoline and bathroom breaks. We drove from
Our original goal was to stop in
When the airplane arrived, we hoisted our luggage into the tiny seaplane and we took off. We flew even farther, one full hour North of Red Lake. I sat in the uncomfortable seat in back, and let Kathy have the co-pilot’s seat. At one point in the trip, the pilot gave Kathy the controls and let her fly the plane. She was pretty happy about that.
Then the pilot put a pen on her hand and said, “Want to see it float?” She agreed, and the pilot put the plane into a short dive, long enough for the pen to reach the ceiling of the plane. Unfortunately, there was a large ten-gallon or so bottle of drinking water (sealed, luckily) which flew up and hit me on the back of the head. Most of the other gear, however, was tied down inside the plane, so no damage was done.
That aside, we landed safely on
and is one lake away from the
After dinner, we went to the lodge and played a game of Samurai, which is a strategy game. It was fun, and I beat Kathy soundly (she almost always beats me at this game).
We met the owners, Clint and Lori, and we also met the dogs at the lodge: a fluffy white Samoyed named “Manook” which reminded us of our own dog Nissa. We spent a long time talking about dogs with the owners, and it was fun.
There are a couple other groups of men here, nice men, but sportsmen. At dinner, we had our own table, while they all talked about Sports–basketball and such at theirs.
I tried to get a few snaps of the gorgeous sunset, which is across the lake from the lodge.
Now it’s past , and I’m tired. We’ll be getting up early tomorrow, so I’m going to bed.