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Father Daughter trip
by twistertail

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/07/2019
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
This is my first time doing a trip report so not sure how well this will turn out but since I got so much information from the fine folks on this site I wanted to share the great experience I had with my daughter. I've done 2 trips about 15 years ago and this was my 14 year old daughters first trip.
Day 1 of 6
Friday, July 05, 2019
Our first portage of the trip went great, was loaded up and leaving central Ohio at 6:00am. We are about 14.5 hours from Ely so we decided to split it up and stay in Rice Lake Wisconsin the first night. Driving was great, no rain, no delays other than a few slow downs through Chicago and we got to the Super 8 in Rice Lake about 6:00pm, which was really 5:00 with the time change. We ate at the Mandarin which looked like a dump but was delicious. Funny note about the Mandarin, the bathroom is in the basement and it looks like you are in the basement of the Fratellis hangout in the Goonies, I was fully expecting to hear Sloth down there. Really though if you like Chinese food and dont mind a rough looking place check out the Mandarin in Rice Lake.