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Moose to Ima and Back
by benr0

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/14/2008
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
With our children getting older it has become more and more difficult to have that Family vacation all together. This year I decided that I would take me and my 17 year old son on a vacation together just the 2 of us for a great adventure. We have always camped with the kids. Started in tents, then pop-ups and on to trailers, resorts etc. But I have never taken them on a trip like what the BWCA is.
Day 1 of 7
Monday, July 14, 2008 We pack the night before and we are on the road from the land of OZ by 6 AM. I had us depart at this time to avoid the traffic in Des Moines and Minneapolis We take turns driving and it works out that my son drives thru Des Moines and Minneapolis and into Duluth our destination for the first day. I was very proud of him, even though we live by Kansas City and he does drive there, these are big and new cities to him. We arrive in Duluth at 4:30 and go thru town to a quaint hotel (Cape Superior Inn) about 4 miles north of town along the shore of Lake Superior. We spend some time in Duluth and that evening and along the lake we observe a site in the sky that I can’t remember the name of; you can see the earths shadow across the sky. Last time I saw it was when we watched the space shuttle launch. During the evening there were several severe thunderstorm and tornado reports from Grand Rapids to Ely and west. I don’t know if any of you were in the BWCA that night but it sure looked like it was getting pounded and hope no one got hurt. Hope the weather improves for our trip!