July 17, 18, & 19, 2014
July 17 -- Bismarck, North Dakota to Tower, Minnesota
The boys out in Lake Vermillion in Tower, Minnesota at our friend's cabin. They had such a blast!
We finally got to see bears, but not in the wild.
We saw black bears at the North American Bear Center in Ely, MN.
This is Honey. When she came to the Bear Center, she weighed 800 pounds. Now, she is much thinner at only 500 lbs. Even though she is brown, she is still a black bear.
The boys had a blast fishing for crayfish.
They caught over 20 of them with nets.
Dave boiled them.
The boys ate off all of the tails. Yum!
Sunset at the cabin.
July 19 -- Spent the morning on the lake and left for Minneapolis.
We all went canoeing and kayaking on the lake.
It was a cloudy and windy day. A little tough for canoeing.
Sabine and Ian hand-fed a chipmunk.
Sabine, thank you for a wonderful fun-filled visit!
The Pellicanes on the Mississippi River with Minneapolis in the background.
We continue East tomorrow!