Get Outside

In contemplation, Family Bonding, Inspiration, Landscapes
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I have just returned, and I mean just, from a week-long backwoods canoe camping trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with my family and good friends of ours. It was good and amazing and challenging and hard and oh so very necessary. We rented our canoe from Hungry Jack Outfitters, and as we were loading back into the car after dropping off our canoe, Dave, owner of the outfitter, called out to us, “Thank you for taking kids camping!”

As with so many big experiences, there’s much to process, and I’m nowhere near to that point yet. So, for now, I’ll leave it with a few images from the trip and the wisdom of Sigurd Olson, conservation pioneer, particularly around these parts.

“I named this place Listening Point because only when one comes to listen, only when one is aware and still, can things be seen and heard. Everyone has a listening point somewhere. It does not have to be in the north or close to the wilderness, but someplace of quiet where the universe can be contemplated with awe.” … Sigurd F. Olson

All the best,


  1. This looks like so much fun! I’m really trying for less work, more play, and definitely more time outside – and this looks like the perfect answer. Beautiful views, every single one. Nothing like a change in perspective to set us right!

  2. Ah! The Boundary Waters! Loved it so much πŸ™‚

    This is so wonderful, and your kids are so lucky to get to experience this. I always appreciate how you document your family. Thanks for sharing.

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