(Click on the image for the full screen photo.) Water, wind, waves. Rocks, forest, wildlife. The Boundary Waters is one of my favorite places. No wonder it's the setting of my first novel. I can't wait to go back. Photo by Astrid Bryce ©. Continue Reading
Warning: Trips With Siblings May Result in Childish Behavior
Emotionally, I am a firecracker. Out of nowhere, a strong emotion will come bursting out, provide a large display, and fizzle back into the dark. That strong emotion can be anything from extreme joy to terrible darkness, not unlike Anne of Green Gables. Others close to me, like my husband, are emotional sponges. They absorb whatever emotion they are soaked in. Believe me, Continue Reading
How Far Did I Get on my Summer Adventure List?
Labor Day has past. The State Fair is over. Summer is done. I had a very full summer, full of camping, canoeing, diving, visiting friends and family. Back in March, my husband and I made a list of all the trips we wanted to fit in during the summer. How did we do? Continue Reading
How I DID Cheerlead an Open Water Swim
Have you ever thought it would be fun to swim 5 miles across a lake? Although I have swum across smaller lakes, 5 miles seems a bit much for me. Heck, that's over twice the distance of an Ironman Triathlon swim. My friend thought it would be fun. She signed up for a 5 mile race as part of the Lake Minnetonka Challenge on July 28th. My friend completed the race with pizzazz. Continue Reading
How Do I Cheerlead an Open Water Swim?
You might have noticed I like to encourage people. We are capable of achieving unbelievable things, if only we work hard enough. But sometimes the going gets tough, and our commitment and energy fades. I like to be the positive voice that says, “You can” when your own voice is telling you, “I can’t.” Last fall, I spectated the Twin Cities Marathon. My brother-in-law and his Continue Reading