6.18.2007

It's True, I Was On Vacation

I made a visit to the BWCA this past week. For those of you not familiar with the BWCA, it stands for Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This was my eighth or ninth trip to the BWCA and this year was the first time I brought my son with us on our trip. He will be turning nine years old in a couple of months. I thought perhaps it was a bit too early to bring him up there as this type of camping trip isn't for everyone. There is no electricity, no phone service, no restaurants, nothing except for what we bring into the BWCA for a weeks trip. Portaging canoes, a food pack, our personal packs. Throw in the wilderness, bears, moose, raccoons, wolves, not to mention the weather and what it can bring. Could an eight year old handle it? He survived, I survived and our bonding time together was well worth the trip. I felt it was fitting for today's photo to have a photo of my son fishing, or at least his silhouette.

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8 comments:

Carol E. said...

Ohhh, I love the BWCA!!! Haven't been there in years, and I miss it. It gets harder as one ages, however. This is a pretty shot.

pusa said...

very nice photo and what an experience it might have been... back to basics!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photograph and very interesting narrative.

Kate said...

Slinger, He is the PERFECT age! As Carol mentions, it gets harder as one ages! The picture is very appealing and a perfect choice for the official beginning of summer!

zentmrs said...

I love the Boundary Waters! What a great experience for your son and for you. Ahh, summertime!

bwca said...

Nice silhouette. There is a BWCA photo contest going on this month on http://www.bwcaboard.com

Chris & Deb said...

fantastic photo....but even more fantastic are the memories! We've not been to the BWCA....but hope to get there some day.

bwca said...

Gotta say it again... I love it!

http://www.BoundaryWatersCanoeArea.com