Home, Home on the Trail

     Things look pretty much the same as they did before we left for Florida at the end of the Gunflint Trail.   After all of the talk about snow and driving up the hill out of Grand Marais to find a couple of inches in the ditch I was disappointed to get home and find none.  All of our snow had already melted and in its place is mud.  Bummer.  The good news is there will be more and hopefully when it comes it will stick around for the entire winter.

     The water levels have changed slightly and they have actually gone down a little bit.  You can now get to our canoe pile without getting your feet wet and drive around the public landing with only 1/2 of your car in the water.  I guess that is a good thing according to slush predictors in our neck of the woods.

     One thing winter enthusiasts do not want to see on our frozen playgrounds is slush.  The talk of the Trail was that if there was lots of run off into the lakes and the lakes froze then the water would settle on top of the ice causing slush pockets throughout the lake.  Thankfully I don’t think we have to worry about that unless we get another big rain. 

     The projects we left behind to do when we got back are still here.  Amazing.  I was hoping some worker fairy would have waved her wand and completed all of our tasks in one sweep.  Maybe she’ll still come.  With that I’ll leave you with a quote I received today, quite fitting for yesterday’s blog.

"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do they never get around to do what they want to do."  Kathleen Winsor