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Weekend Adventure

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Aug 13, 2007
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It has been a little quiet on the float end of things here, so I thought I would tell about my weekend trip north.

I departed Mankato, MN in my 46' on Aqua 1500's to rendezvous with Zach Jackson of Brainerd and his 46' on Edo 1320's. The plan was to fly another 160 miles to Ely, MN and pick up some breakfast on the way.

We had a beautiful tailwind, and the folks at Grand Rapids Seaplane Based greeted us and drove us back to the hangar for some good chow.

We departed Grand Rapids and whisked just to the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, in Ely, MN.

After reminiscing for a while, we toured the USFS beaver operation. They have a hell of nice place, and three good looking beavers as well.

After an afternoon of looking at real estate, and test driving a floated J3 with VG's, we went to the bar and took tequila shots.

The next day we were clear headed and fought helacious headwinds back south. I believe our groundspeed was around 35 kts. My GPS fell off the ceiling of my plane and snapped the antenae that evening, so I am not real sure. Good thing I had my map, 400 miles of road following later, I made it home.

What a ball.









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